11 Year Old Florida Boy Invents Self Inflating Sand Bags... I wonder... would they work for...

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Peyton Robertson designed a new kind of sandbag that better protects life and property from saltwater floods.

He says Superstorm Sandy inspired him after traditional sandbags were too heavy to transport.

His design is filled with a mix of salt and and expandable beads.

When the bag's dry, it's lightweight. But when wet, the contents absorb the water and weigh it down.

Peyton wins $25,000 dollars and a trip to Costa Rica!

Now who is going to figure out a way to make them stay inflated so I can build my Earthbag Home in a hurry?

Here is his original entry video:

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