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Nintendo Love Tester

Wikipedia explanation.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 31, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Technology, 1960's, Asia, Love & Romance

Superman Invents 3-D Printing!

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From 1964! Click the right-hand image to enlarge.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jul 03, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Technology, Comics, Superheroes, 1960's


A 1976 industrial film made for AT&T, narrated by William Shatner.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Jun 29, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Technology, 1970's

The iTray

Waitering goes high-tech. Somehow I don't think this will be widely adopted.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Jun 10, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Restaurants, Technology

Electric Skateboards & Solowheel

Okay, so we don't have our Back to the Future hoverboards yet. But maybe we can settle for these.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat May 04, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Motor Vehicles, Technology

The Next Big Thing: 4K

4K television with 8.8 million pixels per frame is the newest high resolution advance. But before anyone runs out there to plunk down big $ for it think of this, the tech is there but the flesh is weak. We all can only see as well as our eyes can function, so is it worth all that money really. Just a thought.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat May 04, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Technology

Odyssey Videogame Machine

I love the overlay that goes on the screen.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 02, 2013 | Comments (10)
Category: Technology, Television, 1970's, Videogames and Gamers

German Mousetrap Museum


"This Museum was established in 1990 by the Heimatverein Neroth in the old School House to celebrate the mouse trap making cottage industry that had flourished in Neroth and nearby villages for over one hundred years."

Their German-language homepage.

And as a bonus, here is an incredible collection of mousetrap history books in PDF form.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 01, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Death, Museums, Technology, Rube Goldberg Devices, Europe

Mystery Artifact

Maybe the combined brainpower of WU can solve this mystery.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Apr 19, 2013 | Comments (12)
Category: Ambiguity, Uncertainty and Deliberate Obscurity, Regionalism, Technology, Archaeology
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