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!

Joseph Faber’s Marvelous Talking Machine, Euphonia

Joseph Faber’s Marvelous Talking Machine, Euphonia

Joseph Faber’s Marvelous Talking Machine, later called Euphonia, was not just another pretty face of the Victorian Era. Yes, she Read More>...

Mutoscopes Become “What The Butler Saw” Machines

Mutoscopes Become “What The Butler Saw” Machines

Why did the Mutoscope, an early ancestor of motion pictures, come to be known as the “What The Butler Saw” Read More>...

Jan Zieba’s Panoramic Photography: Churches of Peace

Jan Zieba’s Panoramic Photography: Churches of Peace

Jan Zieba’s extraordinary panoramic photography lets you explore interiors of the Churches of Peace in Poland. Granted, they were built Read More>...

The Harem Effect On Female Scientists In The Victorian Era

The Harem Effect On Female Scientists In The Victorian Era

The “Harem Effect” on female scientists in the Victorian Era opened some doors and closed many others. In short, the Read More>...

Williamina Fleming: Maid To Victorian Era Astronomer

Williamina Fleming: Maid To Victorian Era Astronomer

  Williamina Fleming started her career as a maid to Edward Charles Pickering. He recognized Fleming’s talent and gave her Read More>...

Victorian Era Fashion: Green Gowns To Die For!

Victorian Era Fashion: Green Gowns To Die For!

Victorian Era Fashion loved the color green. It’s the color of springtime and good health–even Christmas. As The Industrial Revolution Read More>...

Nellie Bly Sent Victorian Era Tweets From Her Race

Nellie Bly Sent Victorian Era Tweets From Her Race

Granted, Nellie Bly’s telegrams were not moving at tweet speed. Still, transmission was vastly improved from the time of the Read More>...

Victorian Era Places: Then And Now

Victorian Era Places: Then And Now

In case you missed “Then and Now” photographic projects, they offer amazing portals to the past. You can see Victorian Read More>...

Aida de Acosta Was The First Female To Pilot A Powered Aircraft

Aida de Acosta Was The First Female To Pilot A Powered Aircraft

Aida de Acosta kept her secret for 29 years. She was the first woman to fly a powered air ship Read More>...

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>...

Top Ten Eiffel Tower Facts Revealed Along With A Few Victorian Secrets

Top Ten Eiffel Tower Facts Revealed Along With A Few Victorian Secrets

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>...

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>...

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