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!

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 Gigantic Ferris Wheel Had Steep Highs And Lows

The First Gigantic 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 gigantic wheel Read More>...

Top 4 Victorian Era Eyewear Trends Rocked Fashionistas

Top 4 Victorian Era Eyewear Trends Rocked Fashionistas

The need for corrective lenses didn’t start with the Victorian Era. It was, however, a time when eyewear became widely Read More>...

Great Comets Sparked Skies Of Victorian Era

Great Comets Sparked Skies Of Victorian Era

Several great comets sparked the skies of the Victorian Era. There’s no official definition other than a “great comet” is 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>...

Behold The Ice Cream Cone: Invention Of Necessity

Behold The Ice Cream Cone: Invention Of Necessity

Behold the ice cream cone: invention of necessity.  The Great Debate over who invented the ice cream cone still rages on. 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>...

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>...

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