A Virginia man said his free time during the COVID-19 pandemic allowed him time to work on an invention that coincidentally involved stopping germs -- a device that allows birthday candles to be blown out without spittle flying. Mark Apelt, a University of Virginia graduate and a current resident of Richmond, said he came up with the idea for the Blowzee birthday cake candle extinguisher while at a child's birthday party before the pandemic. Apelt said he was chatting with other parents and they wondered whether there was a consumer product designed to stop birthday cake candle blowers from getting their saliva on the cake. Apelt designed the Blowzee, which allows children to still use their own lungs to blow, but the air that travels over the cake doesn't come from their lungs. Apelt said the Blowzee was such a hit with kids and parents at local birthday parties that he is now selling his invention online. "We thought we'd sell one to someone who's having a party, but it turns out they're buying multiples and putting them in those gift bags they give to everyone who attends the party." Check it out...if you'd like...HERE.