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In May 2001, Melbourne man John Keogh successfully obtained a patent on what he called a "circular transportation device." Other people may know it as the wheel. Keogh is a patent lawyer and his move was partly tongue-in-cheek. He wanted to show the flaws in the Australian government's low-cost patenting system.
I have great respect for inventors. One of the greatest inventors was Alexander Graham Bell. Most people think he invented the telephone, but he actually invented two telephones.
Crazy Inventions: A wheelchair with pedals; Solar-power torch; Parachute that opens on impact; Waterproof teabags; Helicopter with an ejector seat; Indoor sundial.