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Discovery to premiere series about wackiest inventions never made

Scouring dusty old records might sound dull, but Patent Bending, the Discovery Channel's new half-hour series, proves otherwise. Premiering August 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET/11:30 p.m. PT, the 14 episodes examine nifty inventions that never made it off the drawing board. Then a team comprised of an industrial engineer, a scientist and a jack-of-all-trades inventor gives the designs a second chance, figures out why they didn't work, corrects the problems and comes up with new hybrid versions.

Included are a bicycle-operated lawnmower, a floating tent, uphill skis, a motorized picnic table, a helmet-mounted parachute for emergency evacuations of tall buildings, a carwash contraption for humans contaminated with nuclear fallout and, yes, a better mousetrap.

So far, automotive and retail advertisers are getting in on the action, but sponsorship status is still on offer.

Scouring dusty old records might sound dull, but Patent Bending, the Discovery Channel’s new half-hour series, proves otherwise. Premiering August 22 at 8:30 p.m. ET/11:30 p.m. PT, the 14 episodes examine nifty inventions that never made it off the drawing board. Then a team comprised of an industrial engineer, a scientist and a jack-of-all-trades inventor gives the designs a second chance, figures out why they didn’t work, corrects the problems and comes up with new hybrid versions.

Included are a bicycle-operated lawnmower, a floating tent, uphill skis, a motorized picnic table, a helmet-mounted parachute for emergency evacuations of tall buildings, a carwash contraption for humans contaminated with nuclear fallout and, yes, a better mousetrap.

So far, automotive and retail advertisers are getting in on the action, but sponsorship status is still on offer.