theodp writes "Quiz time. True or false: Bill Gates patents Guardian Angels? True or false: Amazon patents 'boxing' videos? As you've probably guessed, both are true! Bill Gates was granted a patent Tuesday for inventing 'a software assisted mind amplifier' — aka Guardian Angel — that protects one from sex offenders, the FBI's most wanted, and bad jokes. Not to be outdone, Amazon scored a patent for sending video clips to customers of their order being packaged for shipment."