Fact for August 18, 2008

The first lawn mower was invented by English engineer Edwin Beard Budding in 1830.  You can still buy reel mowers today (my father just got rid of his and it looked pretty much like that picture).  Apparently powered lawn mowers have been around for over a century, a fact I only just learned and one that caused me great consternation since my father made me mow his lawn with that un-powered reel mower when I first started – in the 1980s.

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