January 21 Patent of the Day

Recognizing the snow storms across the country this week, the patent of the day is U.S. Patent No. 5,595,343, issued to George Marhelko on January 21, 1997 in a snow coloring device:


The invention addresses the “continuing need for new and improved snow coloring device which can be used for allowing children or adults to paint snow in a variety of colors.”  The availability of Mr. Marhelko’s invention notwithstanding, it is still a good idea to not eat yellow snow.