Alternate History of the World

The Sun is a Black Hole

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The above theory requires acceptance of "the standard model" of space physics. I think it's fine that many of you question the validity of it, and even question the shape of the Earth. This theory will NOT jive with that. But please don't just say "this is fake because the earth is flat".

1662: 17 hour Tartarian Muscovy Clock

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Little by little, things reveal themselves, though without any specific explanation of what their meaning could be. Here we have a seventeen hour clock which apparently was installed on the Kremlin Spasskaya Tower as recently as 17th century. In this case, the kudos goes to a certain German...

1914: vision of Moscow in 22nd, and 23rd Centuries

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We are so used to the linear human development model, that any deviations from the said model sound very questionable, and unrealistic. Yet, we have various authors who operated within the genre known as surrealism, and fantasy fiction. Individuals like Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Edgar Rice...

Lamb of Tartary

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So, I haven't heard of this one before and it's kinda weird. Imagine you are walking through your buddy's farm and he has sheep growing on a stalk and it's just swaying around and eating the grass below, all four legs suspended. Once the grass is gone, the lamb-on-a-stalk dies and then you can...

The "Draughtsman-Writer" automaton by Henri Maillardet

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In November of 1928, a truck pulled up to The Franklin Institute science museum in Philadelphia and unloaded the pieces of an interesting, complex, but totally ruined brass machine. Donated by the estate of John Penn Brock, a wealthy Philadelphian, the machine was studied and the museum began to...

1891 Pterodactyl Hunt in California

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I do find some things hard to believe, for they sound way too far fetched and unrealistic. Yet, the abundance of the 19th, and early 20th century publications pertaining to recovering, killing, observing, and in some cases photographing of the supposedly extinct prehistoric beasts, at the very...

1932 Russian Steel Balls Train

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An electric train which travels on steel balls instead of wheels has been tested in Russia with remarkable success. The speedy train, which was designed by a young Soviet engineer named Yarmolshuk, resembles a giant reptile weaving about the countryside. The inventor declares his final design...

Gyro cars, trains and monowheels of the early 20th century

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Technology like the one presented in this little compilation article is not exactly hidden. As a matter of fact, the information is widely available, if you know what to look for. Early in the 20th century mechanical and engineering magazines were widely advertising these items. These gyroscopic...

Saint Christopher - what was he?

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According to the legendary account of his life Christopher was initially called Reprobus. He was a Canaanite, 5 cubits (7.5 feet (2.3 m)) tall and with a fearsome face. While serving the king of Canaan, he took it into his head to go and serve "the greatest king there was". He went to the king...

The Tide Mystery

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Tides are supposed to be influenced by the moon, right? Look at this map of tidal amplitude and tell me the moon hypothesis makes any sense. The purple areas have a tidal amplitude of zero, meaning NO TIDES. The entire Sea of Japan has almost no tides. How can this be possible?

Cone Earth Concept

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A slight modification to the flat earth map answers quite a few criticisms and inconsistencies in that cosmology, perhaps bringing us one step closer to the truth. For instance, why the polar night above a certain latitude? Quite simply, that's when the sun dips below the level of the polar...

The New World wasn't new at all! An Alternative Timeline.

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Maybe to some, but the existence and exploitation of the wooded wonderland was almost certainly known to the ancients. I've been holding on to my thoughts on this for some time but I figure I'm just going to fire it off and see what you all think. I feel like there are still connections being...

100 year old ship "Kommuna" is still in service

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As a testament to the levels of quality equipment which was mass produced in the past, I wanted to present to you this Russian submarine salvage ship Kommuna. Christened Volkhov in 1912, it was renamed in 1922 and ever since has been known as Kommuna. On November 17th, 2013...

Corsets as high technology

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I'm not a woman nor have I ever worn a corset so I am not the one to present this idea. All text will be lifted and credited to the gifted researcher, woman, and corset wearer cat_779. Sorry if some aspects of the text below is hard to discern it is a rough translation but the general premise I...

Cloning has only ever been a moral issue

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The concept of the super human is often painted as a heroic solitary figure using his powers for the good of the people. Is this the reality of such gifts? Or is it more of a curse? Or just mundane? The phenomenon of Sherpas is the creation of a special modification of the humanoid bipedal...

Swastikas in Auckland city, New Zealand.

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The topic of the Swastika and its original meaning have been brought up on this site before and I wanted to elaborate on this by sharing my own experiences. There are particular motifs and symbols embellishing buildings all over Auckland city, NZ. I've provided below a small tour of Auckland...

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