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The future has passed, and will again - what seems like cutting-edge tech today may look prescient or silly tomorrow. For those fascinated with futures past, here are vintage visions of planes, trains, automobiles and more from times gone by.
Old Sparky: The Shocking History Of The Electric Chair
This look at execution by electrocution focuses on Old Sparky – the electric chair used exclusively by the United States and its dependencies since 1890.
13 Funny & Ridiculous Vintage Christmas Advertisements
Back in the 1950's, things were different: it was considered appropriate for Santa to hawk cigarettes and kids to pine for guns.
Old Medicine Shows: Outrageous Cure Alls That Will Give You Chills
Sleazy snake oil peddlers once traveled the world selling tonics that made fantastic claims. Some of these products are a bit... unsettling.
The Retro Future is Here: Houses Beyond the Year 2000
The future is here! Unfortunately, I have no hovercar, and robots are still lumbering jokes. Here are some entertainingly outdated visions of the future:
Vintage Ads: Women and the Home
Here are nearly 40 alternately entertaining and shocking advertising examples culled from the golden age of magazine and newspaper advertising:
Randy Regier's Vintage Toys of the Future
Meet Randy Regier: This Maine based artist creates amazing works in a retro style that expands on the reckless optimism and futurism of post war America.
The Death Penalty: 10 Brutal Means of Execution
The death penalty is hotly contested, but it wasn't always so controversial. Here are 10 of the most brutal, terrifying, and violent means of execution:
Mysteries of Math: Unsolved Problems & Unexplained Patterns
What makes a math problem unsolvable? Answers with billions of digits might have something to do with it. These 12 problems and puzzles truly boggle the mind.
No Dearth of Darth: 100 Artistic Versions of Vader
One of the most iconic villains of all time gets 100 eye-popping makeovers from 100 artists, from bubblegum pink paint to a nightmarish clown costume.
Signal or Noise: 8 Mysterious Unsolved Sounds
Was 'The Bloop' made by a mythical sea monster - and did aliens try to send us a message? It's hard to say if these 8 unidentified sounds are signals or noise.