So what are the odds that only the 23rd patent granted to a Punxsutawney inventor in the last 35 years just so happens to issue on Groundhog Day?
Coincidence? You decide.
Could it be that Mr. Manners is trying to upstage Phil on his big day?
Conspiracy theorists, chime in, please.
U.S. Patent No. 7,655,109
Floor covering lifting and removal hand tool
Inventor: Herbert C. Manners, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
Issued: February 2, 2010