Uncategorized

Why carry your gun? If your time has come you’ll be killed.
True; but maybe the Indian’s time has come.

And that’s all you’ll ever needed to know about Calvinism (and life in Colonial America).

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

No comment. Really, don’t know what to say here…

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Machine for adding scent to artificial flowers

January 10, 2012

After 19th century chemists successfully achieved their goal of creating brightly colored artificial flowers there was only one last thing to do in order to make real flowers obsolete: adding smell to fake ones…

Read the full article →

This game has no name

January 10, 2012

This game has no name. Some sort of billiards with tiny bellows?

Read the full article →

Clown decapitation trick

December 30, 2011

“The poor clown who suffers the death penalty twelve times a week usually enters the ring, and after performing certain actobatic feats, commits some crime agains his fellows, for which he is condemned to die. He is placed apon the block, his head is covered with a cloth. Harlequin approaches as executioner, and begins to [...]

Read the full article →

“Female curiosity”

December 27, 2011

“Cartoon showing a woman in her bedchamber with her maidservant; the woman, with her nightdress hiked up above her waist, braces herself against the bed with one knee while adjusting an enormous wig over her bare buttocks; the maidservant holds a mirror showing the woman’s backside view for her to admire. On a table in [...]

Read the full article →

Air resistance experiment

December 25, 2011

I’m not sure if this simple air resistance is widely used anymore. Could it be that it has been refuted? I doubt it. The wooden plank would fall down if it were not for the newspaper holding it down. My guess is that if the same newspaper were folded to fit on top of the [...]

Read the full article →

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Knights?

December 24, 2011

This 12th century image from the book called Hortus Deliciarum represents a popular pastime which, according to the book, is close to being the root of all evil, as becomes clear from the inscription on the table: In ludo monstrorum designatur vanitas vanitatum: “Vanity of vanities manifests itself in unnatural games.”

Read the full article →

Early street lights design

December 24, 2011

This looks like something from alternative history. If things had worked out differently, our streets could have ended up looking very similar.

Read the full article →

Swordfish attacking a diver

December 15, 2011

It is interesting that the swordfish in this very Verne scene attacks the only diver who is actually not touching it.

Read the full article →