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It's a shame patent 10000000 isn't something fun like US6368227B1 ("Method of swinging on a swing"). Someone should have submitted a carefully timed application for a patent that covers using one's top hat to bail out a bathtub when the plug is jammed and the taps won't turn off, for example.



Given the variable lag time between application and granting of a patent (on the order of months), even with the most careful timing, this seems unlikely to work.




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