Weird Bikes (1948) by Wallace KirklandLIFE Photo Collection
CERN bicycle (2002/2012) by RenaultScience Museum
CERN's Large Hadron Collider is housed in an underground tunnel 27km in circumference. It’s so huge that one of the most efficient ways to get around is actually by bike. This one was used by Roberto Saban, the LHC’s Head of Hardware Commissioning, during construction.
Take a stroll through the secret underground spaces at CERN.
"Louis Armstrong" Roentgenizdat (rock on bones) record (1950s)Museum for Communication Nuremberg, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication
From the early 1930s, Western music was banned in the Soviet Union. But people found a way around the law, trading jazz and rock 'n' roll records underground. With no blank records, intrepid music fans would make bootleg record pressings on discarded hospital x-rays.
They were colloquially known as рок на костях or 'rock on bones'.
Get your groove on with more facts from the history of records.
Thomas Jefferson (1786) by Mather BrownSmithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
In the 1950s, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes were trying to make 3D plastic wallpaper. It was a complete failure. Today, we know it as Bubble Wrap.
Learn more about the amazing history of plastic.
Marie Curie at her desk (1921) by Source : Musée Curie (coll. ACJC)Musée Curie
Marie Curie's notebooks still emit such dangerous levels of radioactivity that they have to be kept in lead-lined boxes today.
See how Curie's inspirational legacy continues to radiate through history.
Students in Calligraphy class (2017) by Turquoise MountainTurquoise Mountain
Steve Jobs has claimed that taking calligraphy courses in college is one of the reasons that the earliest Macintosh computers were successful. They were the first ones with beautiful typography.
Explore the A-Z of computer history.
Hedy Lamarr (1946) by Eliot ElisofonLIFE Photo Collection
Seatbelt And Pregnancy (1972-09) by Ralph MorseLIFE Photo Collection
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