10 Awesome Inventions for Living with Snow

Snow Blowers
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Arthud Sicard was a farm hand in Quebec in 1894. Part of his job was to haul milk 8 kilometers (5 miles) between his farm and the city market. His biggest problem was traversing the snow covered roads, which often forced him back and made his valuable milk go sour. Looking to his farm's grain thresher as inspiration, Sicard designed a similar device for snow, using rotary blades, a fan and a chute to clear the road. After 32 years of improving the invention, Sicard finally introduced his "snow blower" to the market and sold it to the town of Outremont. His company still produces these machines today, removing snow from one place to another the easy way.