An Imaginary Jump Rope

He is the man who invented the cordless jump-rope. Think about that for a minute. It's a jump-rope, but with no rope, just the handles. He says you can pretend to jump over the rope, which feels like it's there because of moving weights in the handles. Or at least that's the plan in the patent he filed with the U.S. government. So far, the inventor has only been able to afford to build one of the two handles.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with congratulations to Lester Clancy(ph). He is the man who invented the cordless jump rope. Think about that for a moment. It's a jump rope, but with no rope, just the handles. He says you can pretend to jump over the rope, which feels like it's there because of moving weights in the handles. Or at least that's the plan in the patent he filed with the U.S. government. So far, the inventor has only been able to afford to build one of the two specialized handles.

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