imaginative people never fail to amaze me. i find myself regularly in awe with the fact that someone came up with radio waves and the microchip. i've never bought the anachronistic crap that an airplane was something which became a reality out of inevitable necessity because humans have a general desire to fly since, obviously, we don't. we actually tend to fear flying more often than not. but isn't it amazing that some people did have an urge to conquer the skies, which enables us to hop on a plane and actualize the idea of flying around the globe?
minor inventions have me equally delirious at times. for example further, a luxury hand soap made out of used restaurant grease. i kid you not: the oil used to fry french fries and calamari can be reused for biodiesel (through extracting glycerin and adding potassium hydroxide and methanol) and soap (the remaining glycerin plus some essential oils). the makers actually create a sustainable circle by taking bottles of the soap back to the restaurants that provided their oil.
human ingenuity rocks.