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Sunday, August 18, 2002

State of the Art (and World)

Peter quoted this in a recent email, and I just had to pass it on:

From http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110002046:

Patently Ridiculous

On March 26, 2002, Ross Eugene Long III received U.S. Patent No. 6,360,693 for "an apparatus for use as a toy by an animal, for example a dog, to either fetch carry or chew includes a main section with at least one protrusion extending therefrom that resembles a branch in appearance. The toy is formed of any of a number of materials including rubber, plastic, or wood including wood composites and is solid. It is either rigid or flexible."

That's right. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the inventor of the stick!

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