WEIRD SCIENCE

Weird Science explores amazing ideas of the Victorian Era.  It delves into inventions, sciences, engineering, architecture and countless discoveries. It was a turning point in the history of human creativity.  It was a time of outrageous developments. Weird science led to daily inventions and discoveries. Some were major successes and some were disastrous flops!

Chipped China Inspired Josephine Cochrane To Invent Effective Victorian Era Dishwashers

Chipped China Inspired Josephine Cochrane To Invent Effective Victorian Era Dishwashers

As a well-heeled socialite who enjoyed lavish entertaining, Josephine Cochrane had little tolerance for chipped china. She had even less Read More>...

French Flower Market By Ethel Carrick Fox Was Once Highest-Priced Among Australian Women Painters

French Flower Market By Ethel Carrick Fox Was Once Highest-Priced Among Australian Women Painters

English born Ethel Carrick (1872 –1952) and Australian Emmanuel Phillips Fox (1865–1915) had only been married ten years when he Read More>...

Corrupt Politicians Killed Victorian Era Central Park Dinosaurs And Buried The Bodies

Corrupt Politicians Killed Victorian Era Central Park Dinosaurs And Buried The Bodies

Even without Social Media, Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins was a trendsetter for the emerging field of paleontology. A firm believer in Read More>...

Victorian Era Painter Peder Severin Kroyer Captured Magical Blue Light of Skagen

Victorian Era Painter Peder Severin Kroyer Captured Magical Blue Light of Skagen

Skagen (pronounced Skay-en) is poised on the northernmost tip of Denmark. The headland is one of the largest spits of Read More>...

Human Cannonball Zazel Thrilled Victorian Era Audiences With Her Bravery

Human Cannonball Zazel Thrilled Victorian Era Audiences With Her Bravery

Fearless gymnast and trapeze artist Rossa Matilda Richter was born in 1863. By fourteen she took the stage name Zazel. Read More>...

Victorian Era Mermaids Flourished With Barnum’s Fake News And Alternative Facts

Victorian Era Mermaids Flourished With Barnum’s Fake News And Alternative Facts

Mermaids and Mermen appeared in art and literature across cultures for thousands of years. In the early 1800s, they regularly Read More>...

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