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A British woman plays a piano designed especially for people who are confined to bed. Date: 1935. (Photo by Mary Evans Picture Library/Caters News)

A British woman plays a piano designed especially for people who are confined to bed. Date: 1935. (Photo by Mary Evans Picture Library/Caters News)
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20 Apr 2014 11:01:00
Handout photo issued by Easyart of an experimental motorcycle as an archive of weird and wacky innovations has been unearthed by an amateur historian as he trawled through a collection of images spanning the last 100 years. (Photo by Easyart/PA Wire)

Handout photo issued by Easyart of an experimental motorcycle as an archive of weird and wacky innovations has been unearthed by an amateur historian as he trawled through a collection of images spanning the last 100 years. (Photo by Easyart/PA Wire)
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06 Oct 2014 09:01:00
Tao Xiangli gets out of his homemade submarine after operating it in a lake on the outskirts of Beijing September 3, 2009. Amateur inventor Tao, 34,  made a fully functional submarine, which has a periscope, depth control tanks, electric motors, manometer, and two propellers, from old oil barrels and tools which he bought at a second-hand market. He took 2 years to invent and test the submarine which costs 30,000 yuan ($4,385). (Photo by Christina Hu/Reuters)

Tao Xiangli gets out of his homemade submarine after operating it in a lake on the outskirts of Beijing September 3, 2009. Amateur inventor Tao, 34, made a fully functional submarine, which has a periscope, depth control tanks, electric motors, manometer, and two propellers, from old oil barrels and tools which he bought at a second-hand market. He took 2 years to invent and test the submarine which costs 30,000 yuan ($4,385). (Photo by Christina Hu/Reuters)
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05 May 2013 12:06:00
Yu Jietao, 26-year-old wood carver, sits in his homemade wooden car along a street in Guangfeng county of Shangrao, Jiangxi province, China February 9, 2015. The car can travel as fast as 30 km (18.6 miles) per hour, local media reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

Yu Jietao, 26-year-old wood carver, sits in his homemade wooden car along a street in Guangfeng county of Shangrao, Jiangxi province, China February 9, 2015. The car can travel as fast as 30 km (18.6 miles) per hour, local media reported. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)
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13 May 2015 10:51:00
Four-man bicycle is powered by five chains and has brakes on both its wheels, 1948. The bike was built by Art Rothschild (top position) who broke three ribs while learning how to ride it. (Photo by Wallace Kirkland/Time & Life Pictures)

Four-man bicycle is powered by five chains and has brakes on both its wheels, 1948. The bike was built by Art Rothschild (top position) who broke three ribs while learning how to ride it. (Photo by Wallace Kirkland/Time & Life Pictures)
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05 May 2013 11:17:00
Li Yuming, a local farmer who is interested in scientific invention, works on his unfinished miniature submarine “Xiaguang V” on the outskirts of Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province August 24, 2007. “Xiaguang V”, which is 3-metre long, 1.2-metre in height, has a maximum diving depth of 20 metres, and can hold two adults and one child at the same time. The submarine will be used for tour after safety test, local media said. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

Li Yuming, a local farmer who is interested in scientific invention, works on his unfinished miniature submarine “Xiaguang V” on the outskirts of Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province August 24, 2007. “Xiaguang V”, which is 3-metre long, 1.2-metre in height, has a maximum diving depth of 20 metres, and can hold two adults and one child at the same time. The submarine will be used for tour after safety test, local media said. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)
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09 Sep 2013 10:44:00
Old Heidelberg, Dog with Pipe, 1905. (Photo by Detroit Publishing Company)

Old Heidelberg, Dog with Pipe, 1905. (Photo by Detroit Publishing Company)
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13 Aug 2012 11:12:00
Vintage Confections

I don't know how good they taste, but they look very interesting.
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25 Dec 2012 14:01:00