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!

Lemoine Family’s Victorian Flowers Bloom In Our Gardens Today

Lemoine Family’s Victorian Flowers Bloom In Our Gardens Today

The Lemoine Nursery of Nancy, France opened its doors in1849 and closed three generations later in 1968. Hundreds of cultivars Read More>...

Astonishing Victorian Selfies Promoted Nikola Tesla Inventions And Experiments

Astonishing Victorian Selfies Promoted Nikola Tesla Inventions And Experiments

Nikola Tesla often invited investors, journalists, and friends to his labs. In his earlier years, he seemed to relish sharing Read More>...

Nikola Tesla Papers Envisioned Renewable Energy For A Better World

Nikola Tesla Papers Envisioned Renewable Energy For A Better World

It’s all true. Nikola Tesla was an eccentric who feared germs, loathed pearls and communicated telepathically with pigeons in his Read More>...

Jules Verne North Pole Novel Predicted Today’s Arctic Land Grab

Jules Verne North Pole Novel Predicted Today’s Arctic Land Grab

It has a decidedly 21st century ring, even though The Purchase of the North Pole (a.k.a. Topsy Turvy) by Jules Verne was Read More>...

Mary Anning Discoveries Including Ichthyosaur Rocked Paleontology

Mary Anning Discoveries Including Ichthyosaur Rocked Paleontology

Mary Anning had several strikes against her. She was born into relative poverty. She had minimal formal education. Worst of Read More>...

Wild Victorian New Year’s Eve Party Hosted In Dinosaur’s Belly

Wild Victorian New Year’s Eve Party Hosted In Dinosaur’s Belly

It was one of the most coveted invitations to a New Year’s Eve Party on December 31, 1853. Only a Read More>...

Victorian Era Crystal Palace Dinosaurs Roam Earth To This Day

Victorian Era Crystal Palace Dinosaurs Roam Earth To This Day

The tradition of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs was alive and kicking at the Los Angeles County Fair, September 2016. A Read More>...

Profits From The Great Exhibition 1851 Fund Research Today

Profits From The Great Exhibition 1851 Fund Research Today

With Britain enjoying prosperity and relative peace, Prince Albert wanted to create the largest exhibition in history to show the Read More>...

The First Giant Ferris Wheel Had Steep Highs And Lows

The First Giant Ferris Wheel Had Steep Highs And Lows

He became known as “the man with wheels in his head.” They laughed at him. Engineers said his giant wheel Read More>...

Perseid Meteor Showers From Comet Swift-Tuttle

Perseid Meteor Showers From Comet Swift-Tuttle

When the Perseid Meteor Shower lights the August sky, you’ll see the spectacular result of debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle, Read More>...

MAREA Follows First Transatlantic Cable By 150 Years

MAREA Follows First Transatlantic Cable By 150 Years

MAREA might be the biggest and baddest cable, but it follows the FIRST Transatlantic Cable by roughly 150 years.  MAREA (Spanish for tide) will Read More>...

Four Weird Victorian Inventions That Made Shade

Four Weird Victorian Inventions That Made Shade

Unfortunately, these four weird Victorian inventions that made shade never saw the light of day. Unless parasols stage a comeback Read More>...

Bartholdi’s Statue Of Liberty Slated For Suez Canal

Bartholdi’s Statue Of Liberty Slated For Suez Canal

The Statue of Liberty by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is a woman with a secret past. The Green Goddess as we Read More>...

Nancy Johnson Brought Ice Cream To The Masses

Nancy Johnson Brought Ice Cream To The Masses

By filing her patent No. 3254, in September of 1846, Nancy Johnson brought ice cream to the masses. With that Read More>...

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