Weird Inventions from the Industrial Revolution

"Daring Ideas are like chessman moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game" - Johaan Wolfgang

People have been building "daring ideas" since the dawn of the industrial area when inventors, manufacturers and eager consumers created an exciting market for new products. From helping people better their opera singing skills to building all terrain bicycles there has been few industries inventors have not touched. While not all of these ideas gained the commercially success the inventor hoped for they did offer a unique solution to a problem. Here a few of our favorites!

1) Amphibious Bicycle - "A land sea bike for the modern man"

2) Bike Tire Swimsuit - swimming accessories to swim faster in water

4) Apartment Window Baby PlayPen - a strange solution to lack of home space

5) Man-Powered Passenger Cart - inspired by horse-powered carriages, this Japanese invention predated cars

6) Multitasking Rotating Desk - made to Thomas Jefferson's specifications for absorbing as much information possible at top speed

7) Paper Hot Air Balloon - built with paper by two French inventors, the first successful human air travel was an extremely odd feat at the time

8) Barrel Submarine - the first-ever military submarine was a giant wooden barrel fit for one

9) Gas-Powered "Unicycle" - this one-wheeled motorcycle had a speed of 150 kilometers per hour

10) Dimple Maker - the beauty industry had no shortage of bizarre devices, such as this cheek attachment

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