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Meet the Inventors and Influencers of Quirky The crowdsourced consumer-product company relies on a host of active community participants. Here are a few standouts.

By Katie Rossomano

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The Inventors

Name: Judi Sigler

Occupation: School counselor

Invention: MugStir (among others)--a spoon that clings to the side of your mug

Cost: $12.99 for a three-pack

Total Sales: $2,556.68

Inventor's share: $1,187.43

Story: "I was in the teacher's lounge searching for something to stir my coffee and I thought, 'Wouldn't it be nice to have a spoon with your mug?'" Quirky and its encouraging community helped bring the idea to fruition: "I would never have tried to patent it; I wouldn't even know where to begin."

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