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Nature – a Creativity Kindler


Invention from a Spiky Seed
It was 6 in the morning when I got up from bed today. It was so cool and wonderful to see nature at its best. I walked out of home at 6.15 for a morning jog, in the park beside my home. Few other people where already there inhaling the morning freshness. As I jogged, I passed by a mom and a kid. The little girl was tugging at something in her jenkins. I observed that a spiked seed had got stuck in her cloth and she was trying to remove it off. She won after a little struggle and the spiky seed came off balling pieces of thread from her dress. 

I jogged on capturing the scene.  The brief episode sparked my memory on something I had read in a website a few days back, under the title Nature Inspired Inventions. The author had discussed how great inventors have taken inspiration from nature to create some awesome everyday products. 

The article said, a Swiss electrical engineer, George de Mestral, had invented Velcro, after experiencing a similar kind of incident with a spiky seed. On returning from hunting one day with his dog, Mr. de Mestral, had found some spiked seeds stuck to his pants and on his dog’s fur. His scrutiny over that made him invent, what is today known as Velcro brand tape. Velcro is a company that sells Hook and Loop fastener. The tape you use to attach mosquito nets to your windows, got it?

The article discusses many other nature inspired inventions. It is really surprising that most of the breakthrough products that we credit as 'creativity at its best' were mostly invented with nature's inspiration. Nature not only pleases us it also kindles our creativity. I realized we learn and earn mostly with nature's help.

Here's few clicks that may surprise your senses. Yes! these all are inspired by nature.


In nature's Beauty of Reality, everything is surprising and awe inspiring.

Filling my lungs with fresh air and determining to save the nature that awaken our creativity I walked home to face a lively day.

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