When the government in the Australian state of Victoria asked for businesses to develop "a pleasant-tasting, attention-sustaining, low-priced drink that enables secondary school students to work safely and with sustained alertness all day," well, some old people got pretty upset! Education Minister Martin Dixon blamed the idea on kids, and told ABC Radio that no ministry funds had gone into the project, "but good on the kids for coming up with an innovative idea."
And they didn't foresee something like this happening? Hey kids, we have a $29.6 million grant... come up with something awesome for us to create for you! Still, as Dixon said, good for them for at least trying.