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!

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 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>...

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>...

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