10 Weird Inventions That Made Millions

BY Patrick E. George and Nicholas Gerbis / POSTED October 22, 2013
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  • Adams, Katie. "Ridiculous Ideas That Made People Millions." Oct. 6, 2009. (Dec. 19, 2011) http://money.ca.msn.com/investing/gallery.aspx?cp-documentid=22072329
  • AdoptAFurby.com. "Furby Poems." (Jan. 13, 2011) http://www.adoptafurby.com/furbypoems/
  • Associated Press. "SPOTLIGHT: Billy-Bob Teeth Inventor Writes Book." Nov. 2, 2011. (Dec. 2011) http://www.canadianbusiness.com/article/54697--spotlight-billy-bob-teeth-inventor-writes-book
  • Bowermaster, David. "West Seattle Company is Fighting Over the Wishbone." The Seattle Times. Nov. 22, 2006. (Dec. 20, 2011) http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2003442476_wishbone22m.html
  • Heher, Ashley M. "Snuggies Fly Off Shelves as Season's Best-Sellers." The Huffington Post. Dec. 17, 2009. (Jan. 11, 2011) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/18/snuggies-fly-off-shelves_n_396931.html
  • Matlick, Justin. "Starting Own Company Made One Man's Wishes Come True." Puget Sound Business Journal. Nov. 12, 2006. (Dec. 19, 2011) http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2006/11/13/smallb1.html
  • Metro. "Do These Doggles Look Okay?" Associated Newspapers Limited. (Dec. 19, 2011) http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/42554-do-these-doggles-look-okay
  • Montgomery, Emma-Lou. "The Best (and Worst) Money-Making Ideas." MSN Money. July 2, 2011. (Dec. 20, 2011) http://money.uk.msn.com/news/celebrity-money/photos.aspx?cp-documentid=151460693
  • PetsDo.com. "Pet Rock That Made Man a Multi-Millionaire in 6 Months Lives on." Aug. 25, 2007. (Jan. 14, 2011) http://www.petsdo.com/blog/pet-rock-made-man-multi-millionaire-6-months-lives
  • Schuessler, Heidi. "Getting Under the Skin of a Fish That Can Get Under Yours." The New York Times. December 2000. (Jan. 10, 2011) http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C05EEDC113FF937A25751C1A9669C8B63&scp=4
  • Takahashi, Dean. "Here kitty kitty! FooMojo launches virtual pets game FooPets." VentureBeat.com. Dec. 17, 2008. (Jan. 13, 2011) http://venturebeat.com/2008/12/17/foomojo-launches-virtual-pets-game-foopets/
  • Walsh, Tim. "The Playmakers: Amazing Origins of Timeless Toys." Keys Publishing, Sarasota. 2004.

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