Cornelius was an odd man, but industrious. For weeks and weeks, he tinkered away in his workshop: welding, hammering, sewing. He used techniques that were not strictly in the realm of science. When the device was done, he activated it and ventured outside into the noon sun. The neighbors stared, but he did not acknowledge them. The device chugged and shuddered, and as it approached critical mass, it became very hot and began to issue a high-pitched whine, which was troubling. It was at that point that he began to wonder if there was an easier way to trim the hedge. Perhaps, but this was much more fun.