The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions



I've just finished reading the fine book about weird fraternal lodge devices from a century ago. It would make a fine gift for any WU-vie.

     Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 10, 2011
     Category: Clubs, Fraternities and Other Self-selecting Organizations | Inventions | Books | 1900s | 1910s | 1920s | 1930s | Pranks | Nineteenth Century

You know Paul, I do believe there might be some people around here who would have more than a passing interest in these types of things. 😜
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/10/11 at 11:58 PM
The wheel of goat would be fun if we could build one then just set it at the top of a long hill. I'm sure someone would come along and give it a try.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/11/11 at 12:01 AM
I went to Amazon. I can buy the paper and ink version and have it shipped for free for $10.85 but the Kindle version costs $12.64.

Go figure!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/11/11 at 12:03 AM
I love the photo on this hardback veroisn of Barnes & Nobles. It is from the Granger collection and shows Tesla sitting in front of one of his large coils. I absolutely enjoyed reading this book. It is entertaining, very clear and easy to read, and shows how much fortitude or endurance Nikola had and nicely demonstrates his humanitarian tendencies. This book is an excellent starter to get to know about Tesla's works. One can follow it up by reading his Colorado notes about his Magnifying Transmitter. If you have a basic knowledge of electronics, you will understand and appreciate his methodology, which he touches upon in this book, and explains in detail in other works. It is a great thing to read his own words before delving further into his amazing works. The autobiography shows he was a spiritual person, in terms of interacting with other dimensions, although he himself states he, as we all are, are automatons always responding to external stimuli. Highly recommended.
Posted by Monguende on 09/04/12 at 12:12 AM
Haha, this made me laugh 😊
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Posted by Steve on 08/17/13 at 07:21 AM
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