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!

Santos-Dumont Creates First “Flying Car”: Victorian Era

Santos-Dumont Creates First “Flying Car”: Victorian Era

Alberto Santos-Dumont was a pioneer aviator, brilliant engineer, international celebrity and the toast of the town in Belle Epoque Paris Read More>...

Victorian Era Trick Photography: Headless Portraits

Victorian Era Trick Photography: Headless Portraits

If you think the people of the Victorian Era didn’t know how to have a good time, take a look at Read More>...

Eiffel Tower’s Top Ten Victorian Secrets Revealed

Eiffel Tower’s Top Ten Victorian Secrets Revealed

Many ladies of the Era kept Victorian Secrets “close to their corsets.” Completed in 1889, The Eiffel Tower, a.k.a. the Iron Read More>...

Victorian Airships And Dirigibles Meet Amazon Prime Air

Victorian Airships And Dirigibles Meet Amazon Prime Air

We had to take a second look at this cartoon, titled “Not Yet, But Soon.” Is it a Victorian Era laugh Read More>...

Giffard’s Balloon Over Paris Takes 50 Passengers & Photos, 1878

Giffard’s Balloon Over Paris Takes 50 Passengers & Photos, 1878

In 1878-79, Henri Giffard launched a massive hot air balloon from the Tuileries Garden in Paris.  He wanted to give Read More>...

Stonehenge Auctioned: Chubb’s Wife Returned His Gift

Stonehenge Auctioned: Chubb’s Wife Returned His Gift

How in the world was Stonehenge auctioned?  It was September 21, 1915.  Sir Cecil Chubb, a successful barrister and businessman living Read More>...

Message In A Bottle Travels More Than A Century

Message In A Bottle Travels More Than A Century

  The message was a love note of sorts and it travelled more than a century. It was from George Read More>...

1858: Elon Musk Of The Transatlantic Cable

1858: Elon Musk Of The Transatlantic Cable

The next time you’re frustrated by a slow wi-fi connection or a voicemail that doesn’t show up on your phone Read More>...

Amelia Earhart: Our Favorite On National Aviation Day

Amelia Earhart: Our Favorite On National Aviation Day

“The stars seemed near enough to touch and never before have I seen so many.” Amelia Earhart National Aviation Day Read More>...

The Quagga’s Last Day On Earth: August 12, 1883

The Quagga’s Last Day On Earth: August 12, 1883

Spoiler Alert!  Yes, the quagga’s last day on earth was August 12, 1883.  Thanks to the magic of science, this Read More>...

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