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Man patents 'perfect snowman' device

MUNICH, Germany, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A New York state native living in Germany said he has obtained a U.S. patent for an invention designed to make creating snowmen easier.

Marc Asperas, 45, a patent lawyer with a background in engineering, said his beach ball-like spheres create "the perfect snowman" when a small generator gives them an electric charge, causing snow to cling to the surface of the spheres, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

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"We have created the Internet. China is getting ready to send a person to the moon. And we invented Silly Putty, perhaps one of the all-time greatest inventions a big kid ever invented. Can't somebody build a better snow man?" Asperas' patent application reads. "Today is that day."

Asperas, a Melville, N.Y., native living in Munich, Germany, said he obtained his patent after five years of attempts.

"A lot of people poke fun at these type of patents, but this is a real project," he said. "I think I'm bringing snowman-making to Germany. I have this dastardly idea where I'm going to use my device to build snowmen during the winter at famous places here."

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