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Extraordinary Inventions: Victorian-Era Prank Machines

“QUANTUM SHOT” #751Link – article by Julia Suits Creators of these pranks were America‚Äôs original hi-tech geeks of the new electric age. You will remember our hilarious serious Weird Inventions by Guys; this time we give you a treat from Julia Suits, author of the “The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions” (None of this material has appeared [...]

The Human Centipede, Circa 1928

On Monday I’ll post my full review of The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions: The Curious World of the Demoulin Brothers and Their Fraternal Lodge Prank Machines (including my interview with its author, scholar-of-the-weird Julia Suits). But to whet your appetite for that review, and freak you out just a bit before Halloween, I [...]