We Pinoys are awesome! Aside from having the prettiest, sexiest, and bestest babes and beaches in the world, we also have the brains to create useful stuff—like the medical incubator—for humanity to enjoy. Mix that with our innate sense of humor then you've got the things below: Filipino creations that are smart-ass, funny, and cool.
1. The yo-yo
You might find it hard to believe that the modern yo-yo was actually invented by one of our bros, Pedro Flores. Back in 1928, Flores opened the Yo-yo Manufacturing Company in California which produced the toy in huge quantities. Then, an American entrepreneur named Donald Duncan purchased the company. Further modifications and enhancements were made to the yo-yo (like adding bearings and yo-yos you can take apart) and the rest is history. We're thankful for the yo-yo because it lets us create awesome stunts like this:
2. Jejemon/bekimon translator
Ah, jejemons and the bekimons, the stars of the jeje and beki fads from 2-3 years ago. Back then, communicating with someone who uses jejespeak and bekispeak can be darn hard and frustrating. Leave it to our more creative kababayans then to create something to help us avoid nosebleeds when talking to them. Enter the bekimon and jejemon translator, online tools that lend a big helping hand when dealing with their seemingly alien tongue. Click here to check it out.
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