When a Bar Full of Women Was a Nightmarish Dystopia

Harry Grant Dart had quite an eye for the future. The early 20th century illustrator imagined women driving flying machines, the airmail of the future dropping from the sky, and even a world of robot butlers long before the word robot had even been coined. But one of Dart's illustrations from 1908 was perhaps the most… »2/03/14 4:21pm2/03/14 4:21pm

Time Traveling Scientists Were Going to Save Liquor After Prohibition

After alcohol prohibition was repealed in 1933, many American distillers had a problem: they didn't have enough old booze lying around. It's possible to churn out a barrel of whiskey in just a few days, but you need at least 3 years of aging for many people to consider it any good. The "time traveling" scientists of… »1/28/14 4:42pm1/28/14 4:42pm