Dwyer’s 1976 patent for shotgun-shell garden seeding

A “new” Swedish invention (and/or perhaps publicity-seeking device) seems just a repeat of an American invention patented in 1976.  See below for details of the original patent. (Thanks to investigator Jesse Eppers for bringing this to our attention.) The Swedish project, called Flowershell, has promotional videos. Here’s one of those: Huffington Post discusses it: “‘Flower Shell’ Makes […]

ICKY: Enema with Garden Hose

“Kendi Kendine Lavman Uygulamasina Bağli Kolorektal Perforasyon” [Colorectal Perforation Due to Self Administered Retrograde Enema with Garden Hose], Tugba Topcul, Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg, 2003, vol. 9, no. 4, 2003, pp. 297–9. The author, at Akcakoca State Hospital, Duzce, reports [AIR 16:1]: We report a case of colorectal perforation due to self administered retrograde […]