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Will Jon Be 'Toasting' His Success?

Jon Tickle. You just have to love the guy!

He's gained a reputation for being virtually the most boring man in Britain, yet he's got us all talking about toasters of all things.

Further to the recent conversation, where the IT guy detailed how someone should make a toaster that keeps the second piece of toast warm while you butter the first, The Sun have now patented his idea for him.

Who thinks of trivial things like that anyway?

Um, to be honest, as sad as it may sound we've actually considered the same issue here in the BBO kitchen, but we didn't waste too much time and energy thinking about it.

Now though, The Sun are claiming to have registered the patent for Jon and have also suggested that he'll make millions from it.

There's only one tiny flaw in the plan: in order to register a patent, we understand that you must not have disclosed your invention to anyone publicly, let alone millions of TV viewers!

Also, Jon's idea would seem to be a 'feature' and not a whole new design, therefore it's probably not patentable.

Still, you never know, so keep an eye out at all good electrical stores to see how things develop.

Are we destined to see the name Tickle mentioned in the same breath as Edison, Stevenson, Galileo and Babbage? Naah, we doubt it.

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