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January 2013 Wacky Patent


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Patented: August 17, 1982


L. L. Barmby


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“The most popular New Year's resolution is to lose weight. I have not yet tried this one, but I do not see how it could miss."

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An anti-eating face mask which includes a cup-shaped member conforming to the shape of the mouth and chin area of the user, together with hoop member and straps detachably engageable with a user's head for mounting the cup-shaped member in overlying relationship with the user's mouth and chin area under the nose thereby preventing the ingestion of food by the user.

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