Patently ridiculous: scuba-diving dogs, beerbrellas, musical toothpaste, and other patented strokes of genius

Front Cover
Plume, Mar 29, 2005 - Humor - 159 pages
1 Review
After months of research at the U.S. Patent Officethe repository of delightfully improbable dreamsRichard Ross amassed a collection of some of the most unique, odd, and awe-inspiring patent applications seen over the last century.The result is Patently Ridiculous, a treasure trove of wacky and wonderful real-life inventions, including: Nasal filters Self-foaming shavers Umbrellas with ears Shoelace tip holders Illustrated with the inventors own diagrams, this lighthearted compilation is perfect for anyone seeking a completely different take on American know-how.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Patently Ridiculous

User Review  - Abraham Ray - Goodreads

great read about ridiculous inventions! Read full review


Animal Head
Aquarium Watch

10 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information