Trampolines are an amazing feat of engineering. Kids play on them and acrobats use them for work, but they could be used for so many other purposes. For example, how many times have you waited at a busy intersection when you were in a rush to get to the other side? Why not put large trampolines on either side of those intersections so people can jump over the cars? Problem solved! Diving boards at the pool are fun and all, but imagine having a trampoline instead? Now, take it one step further and imagine having a trampoline to give you height and another one perpendicular to the first one to give you distance. You could propel yourself through the air like a torpedo into the pool. That could make for some pretty interesting diving competitions. Orchards should have trampolines everywhere between the trees.  That way, when fruit falls it won’t get damaged or eaten by ground dwelling critters. Not only that, but people could finally be able to reach the high hanging fruit all while having a blast!  What about tennis? Imagine if each side of the court was one huge trampoline. Only serious athletes could ever make that work, but once they got the hang of it, it would be very entertaining to watch. I could go on and on, but I think you get my gist – trampolines should be everywhere!

These musings brought to you by Doctor S. Check out his adventures in the books entitled “Welcome to Earth, Doctor S” and “Doctor S and the Great Diamond Escapade”.

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