August is National Inventors Month, a month long event celebrating invention and creativity.

National Inventors Month began was started in 1998 by the United Inventors Association of the USA (UIA-USA), the Academy of Applied Science, and Inventors’ Digest magazine.

Why have National Inventors Month dedicated to inventors?

The answer is to help promote the positive image of inventors and the real contributions they give to this world.

Editor’s Note: We will be highlighting National Inventors Month. We’ll have a new episode of Inventor’s Journal every Wednesday talking directly with inventors. We’ll talk with the inventor of the Talking Toilet Paper Dispenser and find out how he came up with that idea. And we’ll look back at some wacky patents from the past. If you’re an inventor, tell us in the comments section, and we might do a story on You!