The Running Trike

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Yes, it’s a bit goofy looking. But for those people who are limited in their mobility and still want to exercise, or joggers who want to seriously increase the distance they are traveling, this might be the solution. For guys, the seat arrangement might be a bit tough on Guss and the twins.

 

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How a Sewing Machine Works

 How a Sewing Machine Works

The English cabinetmaker Thomas Saint received the first patent for a sewing machine in 1790.  Elias Howe, credited as the inventor of the sewing machine, designed and patented his creation in 1846. Howe was employed at a machine shop in Boston and was trying to support his family. A friend helped him financially while he perfected his invention, which also produced a lock stitch by using an eye-pointed needle and a bobbin that carried the second thread.

Here is an amazing animation, after the jump, as to how sewing machines work.

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Failed Invention of the Week

Failed Invention of the Week

The failed invention of the week award goes to a fire alarm that was designed in 1938. The purpose of this alarm was to prevent pranksters setting off the alarm and wasting the fire brigades time.

It works by trapping the arm of the person inside the box and they are prevented from escaping until the police or fire brigade let them out.

This naturally means that if there was an actual fire the person pulling the alarm is going to burn to death because of this invention. Brilliant!  Continue reading… “Failed Invention of the Week”

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History of the World’s Craziest Invention – The Monowheel

History of the World’s Craziest Invention - The Monowheel

First Monowheel

A monowheel is a crazy contraption where the rider sits inside the wheel. Not to be confused with a unicycle, where the rider sits above the wheel, the monowheel is a hard to drive and hard to steer vehicle that has a unique and colorful history.  Here is a collection of some pretty amazing photos. (Pics)

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