Eclectic Curiosity

Posted on January 9th, 2004, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

Who would have known that the process of directing a laser beam onto the floor to amuse a cat is patented (US5443036)? Or that someone took the time to register a Santa Claus detector (US5523741)? Well, it’s all catalogued at the Gallery of Obscure Patents – from the clever (inflatable rug, motorized ice cream cone) to the strange (apparatus for simulating a ‘high-five’, greenhouse helmet).

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