The Wheel Patented

by Rael Dornfest

Related link: http://www.theage.com.au/news/state/2001/07/02/FFX0ADFPLOC.html



A Melbourne man, testing and foiling a new Australian patent system, acquired a patent for a "circular transportation facilitation device" (read: wheel).
"But he has no immediate plans to patent fire, crop rotation or other fundamental advances in civilisation."