Thursday, February 28, 2008, cold!

From World...

While some 10-year-olds were asking for Xbox 360s for Christmas, fourth-grader Forest Pearson begged his parents for a 30-gallon air compressor. With the compressor, a pressure washer he saved for from his allowance, and some ingenuity, Forest finally completed a snow machine he's used to turn the backyard of his West Linn, Ore., home into a private ski slope. The contraption created by the young engineer made 3 feet of snow in just one night using the same principles employed by major ski resorts. "We're past toys," mother Elizabeth Pearson said. "We're into air compressors and spray nozzles."

That young man would seem to have a promising future!


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