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!

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>...

Daredevil Driver Fred Marriott Sets Land Speed Record

Daredevil Driver Fred Marriott Sets Land Speed Record

At the time, a new fangled horseless carriages could barely outpace a person on foot. Still, a steam-powered vehicle dubbed Read More>...

Fastest Auto Ride: “American Memory”

Fastest Auto Ride: “American Memory”

The following interview at the Library of Congress is from the  American Memory project, an archive of – yes, you guessed it Read More>...

First Hacker Talks Trash: Victorian Era, 1903

First Hacker Talks Trash: Victorian Era, 1903

June 4, 1903. Guglielmo Marconi, inventor and electrical engineer known for pioneering long distance radio transmissions, stood on a cliff Read More>...

Nikola Tesla And Mark Zuckerberg Read Your Mind

Nikola Tesla And Mark Zuckerberg Read Your Mind

It seems Nikola Tesla and Mark Zuckerberg had a few things in common.  For one, they both wanted to read Read More>...

Nikola Tesla Predicted Cell Phones, 1901

Nikola Tesla Predicted Cell Phones, 1901

Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943) spoke to a pigeon and he said she replied. Who are we to argue? He Read More>...

Bad Victorian Era Hair Days Blown Away Forever

Bad Victorian Era Hair Days Blown Away Forever

    On June 26, we celebrate National Beautician’s Day, a special time to praise those brave souls who manage to Read More>...

Dodging Brooklyn’s Streetcars: 1895

Dodging Brooklyn’s Streetcars: 1895

Exactly how did the Dodgers get their name?  Yes, the Brooklyn Dodgers (1884 to 1957) eventually became the Los Angeles Read More>...

Were Doughnuts Really Invented in 1847?

Were Doughnuts Really Invented in 1847?

Happy National Doughnut Day National Doughnut Day, the first Friday in June launched on June 7, 1938.  That’s the day when Morgan Read More>...

Sally Ride’s Space Adventure

Sally Ride’s Space Adventure

Sally Ride’s space adventure would have made Jules Verne proud.  Like Jules Verne, Sally Ride was a dreamer and a visionary Read More>...

Chumash Artifacts Found Above Malibu

Chumash Artifacts Found Above Malibu

Long before Rhoda May and Frederick Rindge purchased Malibu Ranch from the original owners of the Spanish Land Grant in Read More>...

The Saga Of Hurricane Bill

The Saga Of Hurricane Bill

In the Saga of Hurricane Bill, a hapless character of the Old West amassed piles of gold. Somehow, his dreams Read More>...

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