According to The New York Times, in “Endpaper: Patents”, creations patented in 2009 are sorted and classified by labels like “When Life Isn’t Exciting Enough,” “Reinventing the Wheel,” and “Department of Questionable Judgment.”
Inventions include a bacon comb, an inflatable Christmas tree, water-draining shoes and a retractable chopstick.
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