Shelby: It is almost time to rap our way to the weekend, but first, let’s talk Next Big Thing.
Last week, we told you about Guardian Caps, an extra attachment for a football helmet that will cushion the blows. But is it the next big thing?
Fifty-one percent of you said, ‘Yes, I want a safer noggin!’ But forty-nine percent said, ‘No, my noggin is safe enough.’
Now this week, some entrepreneurs have discovered a way to get rid of a pesky insect – or at least make them less annoying.
The Kite Patch may be a solution for a problem we all would love to solve – those pesky mosquitos! Aside from the buzzing in your ears and the unbearable itchy bites, mosquitos are also carriers for serious diseases like malaria, West Nile virus and dengue fever all over the globe.
The Kite Patch uses non-toxic chemicals to block a mosquito’s ability to detect humans through carbon dioxide, and is designed to last 48 hours. No bites means no disease, so the Kite Patch may actually help prevent dangerous diseases from spreading.
After raising the funds on the website Indiegogo, the company that makes it plans to test the Kite Patch in areas hit hardest by malaria. If it works, it could make a big impact. For example, in Africa, every 30 seconds one child dies from malaria.
So, is the Kite Patch the next big thing? Go cast your vote over at Channelone.com.