Look at this monstrosity called Hot Head that I found while looking at a site about stupid patents! I would not be shocked to learn that if this came to market some desparate dudes would try this thing just because it claimed to work, just like the generic Propecia people buy thru the web.
That is quite funny! Thanks for passing the link to me.
This reminds me of all the emails I often receive from readers that want me to give my opinion on certain lotions or creams, many of them found through the internet or TV advertising (especially late night infomercials). Some of these products even have U.S. Patents. For what it’s worth, a patent does not necessarily give credibility to a product. The U.S. Patent Office has thousands of goofy and absurd patents. One does not need to have a U.S. Patent to market anything successfully, but with U.S. government agencies that require “Truth in Advertising” over the airwaves, there is a burden on marketers to keep to some standards. Unfortunately, the government does not budget for enforcement the way they should, so there are many scams out there and many do focus upon the unfortunate people with hair loss.