Visit any baby store, and you'll see plenty of strange-seeming baby items: booger extractor tool, anyone? (Although strange is in the eye of the beholder, as the product has nearly 400 5-star Amazon reviews.) But take a browse through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office archives, and you'll find that inventors throughout history have come up with a mind-boggling number of inventions for babies and kids. In honor of Mother's Day, we've pulled a few of the most interesting patents designed to help mother and child.
Designed for riders young and old, this 1982 tricycle lawnmower will let you sip a margarita while your preschooler trims the backyard. We imagine there's a reason you don't see these sold in Toys "R" Us these days.