Actual SkyMall Product or Rejected Invention Patent?

The products gracing the pages of the SkyMall Magazine provide guaranteed laughter, disbelief and audible exclamations of "Who would buy that?" In each question below, one product is actually for sale in SkyMall Magazine; the other is an invention that failed to secure a patent. Can you tell the difference?

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Which is the actual SkyMall product?

Chilled Shot Machine

"Nothing goes down smoother than an ice-cold shot of your favorite liquor. Treat yourself with this hassle-free fill-and-pour system that virtually eliminates spills and features LED illumination for an eye-catching bottle display. Simply attach your bottle of choice and let the liquor drop to a temperature colder than ice for a chilly 15 degree F taste sensation."

Burping Beer Buddy

"Say more than 'cheers' when raising a glass with friends with this drinking vessel that has one very distinct sound effect. Made of 100 % german glass, this high-quality mug holds up to 25 oz. of your favorite brew, and upon being tipped, an unsuspected comical burp rings strong and loud--a sound sure to be contagious at any party or celebration."
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"The Dough-Nu-Matic automatically forms, fries and drains delectable mini-doughnuts in just 50 seconds! Great for large parties and ideal for fundraisers since this machine makes easy-to-sell treats for pennies apiece. Makes a dozen doughnuts in under six minutes. Just add dough and the Dough-Nu-Matic does the rest."

Magic Butter Stick

"Butter, one of the most common cooking and seasoning items, is a staple of any cook's kitchen. Since it is so frequently used, why not cut down on the slicing, patting, spreading and cleaning time with the Magic Butter Stick! This one-of-a-kind product is 100 % farm-churned butter, the only difference is in the durable storage container, which allows for simple and comfortable use, less stress and spotless clean-up."
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Cool Steps

"No matter what your style--sneakers, stilettos or wing-tips--feet get sore and over-heated during wear. Now, with the combination of gravity and a miniature air-compressor, with each step you take, a fresh burst of crisp, cool air releases from the heel of these stylish footwear and wafts throughout the material for instant relief. Our doctor-approved line of shoes comes in casual and business styles in sizes for men, women and children."

NECKpro Traction Device

"The NECKpro over-door cervical traction device eliminates the bag of water or weights and the trial and error method of traction therapy offered by conventional home over-door cervical traction systems. By coupling a precision, computer designed compression spring with a unique patented rope ratcheting device, the NECKpro delivers a more precise amount of cervical traction incrementally."
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The Slanket

"Here's the best blanket - hands down - for snuggling up with a book or laptop computer. Put your arms in the 13" -wide sleeves and then turn pages, type, knit or do anything else with your hands without uncovering your body. The generously sized Slanket in mid-weight polyester fleece feels great and keeps you warm indoors or out."

The Body Umbrella

"When the weather just isn't cooperating, keep everything dry on those days when a standard umbrella just isn't enough. This clear plastic encasement covers your entire body, keeping you safe in even the most torrential of downpours. Available in a variety of widths and heights as well as colors."
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The Kitty Washroom Cabinet

"Hide the messy litter box inside this handsome piece that instantly enhances the look of your bath, kitchen or laundry room. Designed with wainscoting in a clean white finish, it has a 7"x 8" portal for kitty. The front swings open like a door so you can easily scoop or change the litter. Two shelves offer added storage and display space; the stainless steel bar gives you a convenient place to hang your scoop."

The Ferret Locator

"Even the friendliest furry friends have a mischievous streak! Originally devised to help locate ferrets that chased rabbits down holes and got lost, now this unobtrusive devise can find your beloved pet when he scampers into hiding places in your home. Simply attach the small black box to the ferret before releasing and a signal emits, helping reunite you with your pet in case of emergency. Completely safe for ferrets and other small household pets."
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Combination Bird Trap/Cat Feeder

"This clever outdoor birdhouse is not only handsome garden decor, but also practical! When an over-abundance of birds is a problem, simply lure them into this eye-catching birdhouse and soon your favorite feline will have a prepared lunch--with no effort from you! Through a simple to clean trap and dump system, this combo eliminates two problems at once, saving you time and energy!”

Poop Freeze

"Poop Freeze is an easy, earth-friendly way to do your "dooty" and clean up after your dog. It chills animal waste to -62°F, creating an outer "crust" that enables you to quickly place in a bag and dispose. Makes picking up loose stool and diarrhea easier. Effective for all kinds of pets, including dogs, cats, birds, etc. Indoor or outdoor use."
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Hot Dog Grill and Bun Warmer

"This vertical grill allows you to cook five hot dogs and two buns, or a single hamburger and bun at the same time caramelizing your meats. Trimmed in stainless steel, the grill has an adjustable grilling basket that can accommodate larger items, such as chicken breast or fish steaks. Grease and crumbs from cooking are collected by a non-stick tray that removes for cleaning."

Rolled Tissue Hat

"Never again will you run out of tissue at the most inappropriate moments. Don't let the flu and flu-like symptoms control your life--look for help from a product that 'nose' the pains of inconvenient health and beauty aids. Simply add any standard-sized roll of tissue paper onto the dispenser atop this stylish hat to access tissue whenever necessary. Adjustable chin strap; variety of colors."
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Digital Child Tracker

"While your kids enjoy their independence, you'll be glad to know you can digitally find them anytime. They wear the watch-like tracer, and you hold the receiver that tells where they are - even if they're not within sight. If your child moves too far away, an alarm sounds on your receiver and on your child's "watch." Finding your child is easy, even in a crowd, because LEDs light up on the receiver, pointing you in the right direction. Select from three warning range settings."

Immobilizing Foam Gun

"Whether you seek an extra sense of security or just a bit of fun, the Immobilizing Foam Gun is the answer. Although it appears like a standard issue handgun, instead of dangerous bullets, a slick streamline foam ejects upon pulling the trigger, temporarily rendering an unwanted burglar, or unsuspecting friend, frozen. Refill packets available; please use responsibly."