Meet Johanna van Daalen
Inventor of the Refrigerator Light Dimmer
Describe your invention in five words or less:
A dimmer for your refrigerator.
Why did you create your invention?
Late night drinking, bright light refrigerator, not good.
What would you do if you became successful?
Pay off my mother’s mortgage!
Favorite famous inventor?
Willis Carrier, the man who invented air conditioning. I live in Florida! God bless him!!
Best advice you’ve ever received?
If you think you’re wrong, then you probably are.
Any pets? Tell us about them!
My dogs are the best! Mo, Lola, and Cocoa (as pictured–below), all rescues, all perfect, all loving!
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?
The Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie, Australia. Holding a koala is on my bucket list!!
How do you spend your free time?
I volunteer my time at the Florida Wildlife Hospital helping to rehabilitate orphaned and/or injured wildlife. I mostly work with raccoons! Love those little guys!
Who do you admire most in life?
Joy Adamson and Virginia McKenna, two women who have devoted their lives and their love to protecting animals.
What are your top three favorite books, and why?
1. “The Compassion of Animals”
2. “Charlotte’s Web”
3. The Original “Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle” by Edgar Rice Burrows.
The stories in these books show how important animals are to our planet, and how much they influence our lives.
What is your strongest personal quality?
Duh, my love for animals. I like them better than most people!
What is a skill you’d like to learn, and why?
I wish I was Dr. Doolittle; I’d love to talk to the animals and understand them when they talked back!
How would your friends describe you?
Funny and strange at the same time!!!
What would you pick for your “last meal”?
Even with my love for saving animals, I’d have to say roasted leg of lamb. I was stationed on the island of Crete for 18 months, and Greek food is now in my blood!
Favorite guilty pleasure?
Salt and Vinegar kettle chips!
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Kate Hudson, of course!!!
Favorite “fad invention”?
Silly Putty!Click here for FULL product information
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