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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.
(Un)Dead Languages: 10 Mysterious Undeciphered Scripts
For all the knowledge we hold about our past as a species on this planet, we still haven't been able to decipher these 10 nearly forgotten languages.
10 Most Amazing Ancient Objects of Mystery in History
Did aliens build a toilet in China? Maybe not, but these 10 fascinating historical artifacts from around the world certainly provide fodder for strange theories.
15 High-Dollar Hacks: Steampunk Home & Transportation Mods
Steampunk is moving closer to mainstream. Some people drop buckets of money on steampunk hacks. Here are 15 high-dollar hacks to thoroughly steampunk cars and homes.
A History of Phones: 9 Telephone Transitions that Rocked the Industry
With how incorporated phones are in our lives, it's strange to think how quickly they've risen from landlines, to car phones, to smarter than our old computer.
Gallery of Pseudo-Victorian, Steampunkesque & Retro Robots
These creative technological inventions have a streak of steampunk, robots built into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical fantasy or steampunkesque robot art.
Monstrous Beasts: 14 Bizarre Dinosaurs and Extinct Species
There was a time when size and ferocity were the most valuable attributes for a creature to have. Here are 14 odd creatures that have called our planet home:
Weird Military Innovations: 10 Crazy Weapons of War
In war, innovation can mean the difference between victory and a world shattering defeat. Here are 10 of the oddest military weapons from the 20th century.
Incredible Human Conditions: 10 Head-Turning Medical Oddities
It's remarkable that human growth and development goes so smoothly, despite the numerous opportunities for errors. Here are 10 cases where things went wrong.
Saving Time: Ten Trippy Time Capsules
Time capsules... messages from today to the world of tomorrow! Time capsules may not be time travel but they're the nearest thing to it we've got.
Dead But Not Forgotten: 12 Incredible Creatures That Went Extinct
Animals have gone from small to huge, and back, in a cycle that left many species in the dust. Here are 12 of the most intriguing lines to hit a dead end.