Top 20 Weirdest and Most Awesome Inventions From the Past

3.3 million years ago came the first tools – hammers and knifes made out of stone. 1 million years ago came fire. Fast forward – first sailing ships, iron, gunpowder, windmills, compass, clocks, printing, the steam engine, railways, steamboat, photography… Then we delve more and more into electricity and the world starts becoming a crazier and crazier place. Telegraph, telephone(1876), electric light (1879), automobile (1885), radio (1901), airplane (1903), television (1927), computer (1937)… Again let’s skip some and then you have personal computers and the Internet (1974) and the first smartphone in 1994. In the end after all these “safe inventions” came 2017’s Artificial intelligence. Conspiracy theories start to unravel but this time they have one of the greatest minds that have ever lived backing them up. The AI takeover is the scenario where Earth becomes dominated by the AI as the superior intelligence. Humans losing control completely and being taken out of the entire workforce. Yes, the robot uprising is a scenario of which were afraid both Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk and many more. These great minds have advised researchers to use precautionary measures to make sure future superintelligent machines remain under human control. Scary times are coming people, so better enjoy these old inventions while you can.

Kodak K-24 Camera – used for aerial photography in WW2

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The Dynatac Portable Radio Telephone. New York City – 1973

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1928 – these folks had their first time listening to the radio.

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Motorized Roller-Skate Salesman In California, 1961.

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5MB hard drive being loaded onto an airplane – 1956

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300-year-old library tool. Enables you to have seven books open at the same time.

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One-Wheel Motorcycle, Germany, 1925.

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Telephone Tower In Stockholm, Sweden. Approximately 5,500 Telephone Lines – C. 1890

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1955 – New York’s Holland Tunnel – Monitoring the Traffic Speed

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A diving suit from 1860 – The Old Gentleman.

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350-year-old pocket watch carved from a single Colombian emerald

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Jay Ohrberg’s ‘Double Wide’ Limousine

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A Rail Zeppelin And A Steam Train, Germany, 1931.

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Making of the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg

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Robo-Vac, A Self-Propelled Vacuum Cleaner – 1959.

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Listening device for hearing distant airplanes. Washington, D.C. 1921.

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Philco Predicta Television – the 1950s.

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‘Delahaye 175s Roadster’ – Recently sold at auction for around five million dollars.

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TV glasses, the 1960s.

“Morrison Shelter” protection from collapsing homes during the WWII ‘Blitz’ bombing raids. March 1941.

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