Category: invention

The Cable That United The World

In one day in 1858, the time it took information to cross the Atlantic went from weeks to seconds. The first transatlantic telegraph line had been laid. And a new era was born.

This motorcar was designed for the woman from the 1920s. It…

This motorcar was designed for the woman from the 1920s. It could be folded up for storage and was billed as a ‘car for dumb broads’.

TV-Helmet (Portable Living Room) by Walter Pichler, 1967.

TV-Helmet (Portable Living Room) by Walter Pichler, 1967.

Amazing vintage photos of Hughes H-4 Hercules, the world’s…

Amazing vintage photos of Hughes H-4 Hercules, the world’s largest flying boat that flew for only 26 seconds.

Cantilever bridge human model, and amazing photographs of…

Cantilever bridge human model, and amazing photographs of Scotland’s Forth Bridge under construction from the 1890s.

Can it be done? These vintage ideas from the 1930s that seem to…

Can it be done? These vintage ideas from the 1930s that seem to have been implemented today.

A Huge Cache Of 1700s-Era Rockets Found In Ind…

More than a 1,000 were discovered, unexploded, from an abandoned well at a fort in the Karnataka state in southern India. They ranged in size from 12 to 14 inches long. And they were all filled with potassium nitrate, charcoal, and magnesium powder. From their make and their contents, archaeologists identified the rockets as Mysore rockets, the first iron-cased rockets to be used successfully in military combat.

The rockets are believed to have belonged to the Muslim warrior king Tipu Sultan, who ruled over Karnataka’s Shivamogga district at the time. He was also a resolute opponent of the British East India Company. He fought four wars against the British company, ultimately dying in the fourth.

How the original selfie stick was invented in the 1980s.

How the original selfie stick was invented in the 1980s.

The ABC mono-cycle, 1925.

The ABC mono-cycle, 1925.

12 retro kitchens of the future

12 retro kitchens of the future