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Inventor Creates Glasses So You Can See Over Tall People At Gigs

Just in time for festival season.

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At some point we’ve all probably endured the annoyance of having someone taller than ourselves blocking our view at a gig.

It’s not an ideal situation, you can’t ask them to move, it’s not their fault they’re tall – so you’ve got to trudge to another spot in the crowd for a better view.

That could all soon be a thing of the past though, thanks to this wonderfully bizarre creation from inventor Dominic Wilcox.

Talking about the inspiration behind his specs, Wilcox said: “I was standing at a gig and turned to see a small woman dancing away but unable to see the band. This gave me the inspiration to design a way for people to see over obstacles such as tall people like me.

“It works well, though dancing with it on might be a challenge!”

Speaking to the Mirror about his drive to invent, Wilcox explained: “Some people get their thrills from bungee jumping or scoring a winning goal at Wembley, but I get mine from coming up with creative ideas.

“Creativity is important because the world has many problems and challenges, and we need a lot more people with creative solutions to solve them.

“I think that everyone can become more creative and increase their ability to think up new ideas.

“Creativity is just a particular way of thinking that can be learned and practised like any other skill.”

He added: “Some of my ideas develop from observations on human behaviour and I express them through the objects I create.

“I also experiment with materials to try to find surprises that can’t be found simply by thinking with a pen or a computer.”

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