DULUTH, Minnesota - Ezra P. Crackerbee, 73, has always liked to tinker around his garage in Duluth.
One day last week as he was putting away some gardening tools he noticed that one of the hoes had some shreds of dandelion weed on the blade.
As he started to wipe it off with a wet towel he noticed a sudden sound that sounded like a burst of electrical current.
To his amazement the mixture produced a type of energy. Ezra gathered up some more dandelion weeds and mixed them in a one gallon container with plain tap water.
He was shocked to see that it began stirring around and it even got a little warn.
He then decided to put the mixture into the empty fuel tank of an old two-man helicopter he had received as a Christmas present back in 1991.
He took the helicopter outside and low and behold it actually flew; and better than ever.
Ezra quickly patented his new invention and named it after his wife Helen.
He says that just in the first week alone he has already sold 719 Helencopters.
SIDENOTE: Ezra P. Crackerbee says that Boeing Vertol has offered him $19.3 million for the rights to his invention.