Famous inventors of fiction and reality. Top: Bruce Wayne and Wayne Szalinsky. Bottom: Thomas Edison and who nows? It could be you. Just don't expect to retire to a life of luxury after filing a single patent.

Famous inventors of fiction and reality. Top: Bruce Wayne and Wayne Szalinsky. Bottom: Thomas Edison and who nows? It could be you. Just don’t expect to retire to a life of luxury after filing a single patent.

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