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What do Abbey Fleck, Chris Haas and Rich Stachowski all have incommon? These three successful inventors have all enjoyednationwide success. Their secret? It all starts with the idea.
Most inventions are created to solve a common, everyday problem.Fleck, Haas and Stachowski all noticed obstacles and thought ofproducts to overcome them. When Fleck, now 19, was 8 years old andhelping her dad make breakfast one Saturday morning, she noticedhow unappetizing microwave-cooked bacon looked. "When [my dad]took it out of the microwave, we were out of paper towels to soakup the grease," she recalls. "So he was just holding itup and the fat was dripping off of it." That's where Fleckgot the idea for Makin Bacon, a contraption in which the baconcooks hanging up so that the fat will drip onto a tray below.
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