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14-Year-Old RecMed CEO Turns Down $30 Million Offer For His Invention

This young CEO means business and his achievements are quite telling.

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Sometimes, we should really learn how to say ‘no’ and take it from this adorable 14-year-old schoolboy who won’t let anything or anyone take his dreams or ideas away, not even with a whopping amount of money involved.

Taylor Rosenthal from Opelika, Alabama recently turned his brilliant idea into reality by developing a vending machine that dispenses first aid kits. It started out as a school project from his Young Entrepreneurs Academy class where he initially thought of first-aid pop-ups. Later on, though, the witty youngster opted to use vending machines instead.

“Every time I’d travel for a baseball tournament in Alabama, I’d notice that kids would get hurt and parents couldn’t find a band aid. I wanted to solve that,” he told CNN Money.

So he did and it worked. After only a month later, he already has his first patent. How cool is that?!

Taylor targets to deliver his machines to theme parks, beaches, and stadiums.

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What could have been Taylor’s first break became someone else’s ‘miss’ when the little CEO turned down a $30m (£20m) offer from a large national healthcare company who wanted to buy his idea. But his brilliance didn’t end there. Apparently, he had better plans, too.


Taylor soon launched his startup idea called RecMed. Now he has already raised $100,000 or £69,000 in Angel investments and plans to sell his machines for $5,500 each. He also said that he is open to advertising his work.

Vending machines dispense prepackaged first aid kits costing between £4 and £11.

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Individual supplies are also available like plasters, rubber gloves, and gauze pads which cost £4 to £14.

“He’s just 14. Bill Gates should be worried,” Taylor’s teacher Clarinda Jones said.

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“It has been amazing watching Taylor grow over the past year into this confident and amazing businessman. Even with all of his success, he remains humble and ready to help others,” Jones added.

Meanwhile, Six Flags theme park has already placed an order for 100 machines from this successful businessman in the making. Quite an achievement for someone as young as him. This young boy is definitely going places.

Watch the video and hear it out from the young entrepreneur himself.

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15 Discoveries Scientists Found in Mars

Did you know that Mars also has 24 hours to a day? And that it also has winter, spring, summer and fall? Here are other interesting discoveries about the Red Planet.

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Mars, also known as ‘The Red Planet’, has become one of the most interesting planets (apart from Earth of course) in the solar system. You’ve most probably heard or read in news reports of the different experimentations and discoveries that astronauts and scientists do at Mars.

But what exactly have the scientists discovered apart from the fact that we share the same 24 hours to a day, and that it also has predictable weather patterns? We have yet to find out if it can also sustain life and its history. So far, these are what we know of Mars:

15. The largest volcano in the solar system

15. The largest volcano in the solar system

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This Groundbreaking Device Can Translate Foreign Languages In Real-Time

Wow. I think I need one!

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Has language barrier ever spoiled your vacation on a foreign country? Well, consider your woes officially over!

This groundbreaking new technology from Waverly Labs, a US-based tech company, can be the perfect tool for you. Called The Pilot, this small device that can easily fit in your ears can translate different foreign languages – and in real-time to boot.

So whether you are traveling for business or leisure purposes, you bet this tech can be your best travel companion.

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Scientists Discover Three New Potentially Habitable Exoplanets

According to a study, the planets have regions which can sustain water and life.

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Scientists may have just found possible new home planets for humans.

The three potentially habitable exoplanets, discovered by a team of scientists led by astrophysicist Michael Gillon, were found to be a mere 39 light years away from Earth. According to Gillon, the discovery was the "first opportunity to find chemical traces of life outside our solar system". 

Astronomers at European Southern Observatory were observing dwarf stars when they noticed that one certain star, about one-eighth the size of the sun, had fading infrared signals at regular intervals. Further study on the star, labeled as TRAPPIST-1, showed that there were three exoplanets orbiting it - with the innermost two completing a revolution every 1.5  to 2.4 days and the outermost exoplanet completing its revolution between 4 to 73 days.

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