I found this really sweet invention by the 12 year old son of geek dad – okay, perhaps aesthetically it’s not ready for the supermarket shelves but I am really impressed that a twelve year old came up with this – this is a description of how it works – “…While the bread toasted, the heat from the wires melted a glop of butter on a perforated metal holder positioned over the bread. The butter dripped through the holes and on to the toasting bread. Voila! There was a slice of automatically buttered toast!”

Pretty ingenious I reckon!