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Who Needs a Rake?

One of the best parts of fall is watching the leaves change colors and drift peacefully to the ground. After the yard has filled up with leaves, most people rake them into giant piles for their children to play in. Unfortunately, the fun of jumping in piles of leaves doesn’t come without a large time commitment. It can take hours to rake up all of those leaves and, once the piles have been jumped in a few times, the raking process has to be started all over again.

Fall would be a lot more fun for everyone if there was a way to convert all of those scattered leaves into one big pile without wasting an entire afternoon. Thankfully, one man found a solution, and his revolutionary idea doesn’t even require a rake at all. Instead, he used one large, flat sheet of cardboard. He began at one end of the yard and scooped all of the leaves in his path to the other side in one fluid motion. Then, he walked back and started on the next row. He already had half of his yard raked by the end of this thirty-five second video! That has to be some kind of record.

Clearly, we have been raking leaves incorrectly all along. As easy as his method is, it is surprising that no one has thought of it before. Now that he has solved everyone’s leaf problem, maybe someone should see if he has any ideas for solving world hunger.


Mr. Inventor !!! This is just the front yard Brian Shreves

Posted by April Medlen on Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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