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Miscallenous oddities

As I haven't written about anything for a couple of days, it's perhaps time to collect some on-line oddities before moving back to original material.

During the recent months, I've been quite active in digging up all kinds of retrofuturist stuff (partially because of my on-going demoscene project), so my choices may be slightly twisted towards that direction.

So, let's begin.

A postcard published by a German chocolate factory in 1900, depicting a weather control machine of the year 2000:

[Weather control machine postcard]

They're going to build this "Galaxy Building" in Moscow in the near future:

[Galaxy Building]

This revolutionary invention was made in 1936:

[Propeller bike]

The Sharp EL-428 calculator shows some true backwards compatibility: