Undeniable Fact: This will blow you away!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The original leaf blower, common in the early days of electrical home appliances, was polarized; it mattered which way you plugged it in. In those days, they didn't have the handy size difference between the prongs on plugs like we have today. The plugs were merely labeled "this side up" on top.

Enter dyslexic Joshua Hoover (no relation to the vacuum cleaner company). Hoover, trying to clear leaves from his living room, plugged his leaf blower in upside down, accidentally creating the world's first vacuum cleaner! Sadly, his disability prevented him from applying for a patent.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Huey said...

That had to suck. BWAHAHA get it?

6:17 PM  
Blogger DJArashi said...

No, I don't, huey. And I don't much appreciate that laugh of yours, nor does Joshua Hoover. He'll be having a word with your lawyers.

Other notable fact about him: Longest living human being. Guinness Book of World LIES told him he's overqualified.

6:05 PM  

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