Now Landon is waiting for a decision from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on his latest and most ambitious project — a magnet-powered motor. Such "fuel-less" motors could be used to run anything, negating the need for fuel of any kind, Landon said. The implications of his claim are huge, he acknowledged, and people will be skeptical.

One of his own relatives asked how it was possible that no one had thought of such a motor before, Landon said. But he is undeterred."They never thought Thomas Edison would get the light bulb working, either," Landon said.


Let's hope this guy doesn't get any of the stimulus money. As he says, "people will be skeptical"...really!?