Patents for Staying Alive 

By Marcus Chan - 2013-10-04T02:04:03Z

Photograph by David Bohrer/White House via AP Photo

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Unfriendly Fire

Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney could have used the technology in U.S. Patent No. 8,474,172 during his quail hunting trip in 2006 when he accidentally shot his companion. Considering Cheney continues to have lousy luck with guns, we have an idea for who could be this product's pitchman.