The strangest inventions

Mankind is moving forward with inventions. Our inquisitive mind is constantly trying to invent something to change the life for the better. A lot of original finds are of practical use. But they change the human civilization.

Nevertheless, in our history there were several significant inventions, whose potential remained unclaimed. The reasons were very different – from mere chance and untimely to economic competition. But these inventions could greatly change our world.

The strangest inventions

Electric vehicles.

This story is a classic example of how a useful invention simply was not allowed to come to life. The company “General Motors” has created EV1 electric car, about which even the documentary film “Who killed the electric car?” Was released. This model of the electric machine became the first in the world produced by the mass. The manufacturer produced about 800 copies, renting them back in the late 1990s. However, “General Motors” in 1999 completely curtailed this production. It was reported that consumers were not satisfied with the limited mileage caused by the capacity of the batteries. Thus, further production seemed unprofitable. However, today there is more evidence that the project was buried under the pressure of oil companies. After all, they suffered the most, if such economical machines won the market. Who would need gas then? As a result, “General Motors” recalled all EV1 cars and destroyed them. Someone took care of the technology to die.

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The death of the American tram.

In 1921, tram transport flourished. For one year alone, he brought about a billion dollars. However, this meant for General Motors a deficit of $ 65 million. To remedy the situation, this company bought, and then closed hundreds of independent tram lines. This gave a green light to the growth of the market for cars and buses that consume gasoline. Although recently in metropolitan areas is actual revival of public transport, talk about the revival of trams is no longer necessary.

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Lost “Wolf”.

This machine was amazing with its fuel economy. On 100 kilometers of a way it was required only 2,4 liters. It would seem that this is exactly what the automotive industry needed! The technology was developed several years ago, but manufacturers simply do not let it into the automotive market. But in 2000, the New York Times reported this amazing event. It turned out that the Volkswagen Lupo diesel car could make a round-the-world trip with a record average fuel consumption. The car-wolf cub was sold in Europe in 1998-2005. However, automakers managed to squeeze out the model from the market. As stated, consumers in America do not need small and economical machines.

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Free energy.

Nikola Tesla’s personality for science is very significant. We are just beginning to understand his inventions today. Tesla was a genius from God, which was understood even by hairy metalworkers in the 80’s, calling his band his name. Today it is already known that in 1899 the scientist came up with a way how to do without power plants and power lines. After all, such facilities are engaged in the processing of natural resources. Tesla proved that electrical oscillations can be caused by ionization in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Thus, it is possible to obtain free energy for human needs. This discovery embarrassed JP Morgan, who funded the work of Tesla. After all, free energy did not promise any benefit, who then bills for electricity consumed? And Morgan closed the project, getting rid of the rest of the investors. So greedy industrialists destroyed the bright dream of Nikola Tesla. Miracle cure for cancer.

In 2001, Canadian Rick Simpson suddenly saw the cancerous spot on his skin disappear in just a few days, thanks to the use of cannabis oil. Thanks to this recipe, Simpson, along with like-minded people, has cured thousands of cancer patients. Scientists in Spain have scientifically proved that the active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol, which is contained in hemp, kills the cancer cells of the brain of the people being tested. This gives hope for a successful fight against tumors of the liver, breast and pancreas. But in the US, the local Food and Drug Administration has placed cannabis in the list of drugs No. 1, as it is the basis for the production of marijuana. This means that in medicine such a drug can not be used, in contrast to those that are in the list number 2. But even methamphetamine and cocaine were included, which, it is believed, can be of use.

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Transport with water fuel.

Few people know that there are amazing cars that use water as fuel. The most famous such machine is sandy buggy Wall Meyer. He was able to drive a gallon of fuel as much as 100 miles. Invent invented a method that decomposes water into oxygen and hydrogen, using at the same time 3 times less energy than is released after the combustion of the resulting components. He estimated that modern internal combustion engines can be transferred to a new technology for only $ 1500. Only now the proliferation of the invention was prevented by the fact that the engineer himself at the age of 57 suspiciously died suddenly from an aneurysm of the brain. Immediately, conspiracy theories appeared, saying that Meyer was simply poisoned after he refused to stop his research and sell the patents already received by large companies. In an effort to avoid persecution, Meyer’s colleagues began to conduct semi-underground activities, and the famous buggy disappeared somewhere. It remains only to hope that the amphibious car will someday come up, changing the look of the transport.

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Chronograph.

Who would abandon the device that can look into the future and return to the past? But this is possible not only in fantastic films, such as “Back to the Future”. Italian pastor Father Pellegrino Maria Ernetti back in the 1960s claimed to have invented something similar. His device, he called Chronovisor, he even managed to show the crucifixion of Christ. Thanks to the adjustment to residual vibrations, the device allowed viewers to see any events from the history of mankind. After all, all the actions have an energy trace, which does not disappear immediately. I must say that the inventor was helped by a whole group of scientists, including Enrico Fermi himself, who is known for working on the first atomic bomb. Already dying, this scientist admitted that he still invented pictures of Ancient Greece and Christ. True Fermi claimed that Chronovisor still existed and worked. True, by that time the unique device had disappeared somewhere. Advocates of conspiracy theories believe that Chronovisor was in the vaults of the Vatican, which is in no hurry to reveal the secrets of mankind.

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The invention of Rife.

Royal Rife was an American inventor. In 1934, he was able to heal 14 cancer patients and hundreds of other animals, simply by directing a beam of rays of his device to what he called the “cancer virus.” However, this useful device has remained unclaimed. In 1986, Barry Lynes and John Crane’s book “Cancer Treatment Worked: Fifty Years of Silence” was published. She shed light on that invention. The book is written in a conspiratorial key. Names, dates, places and events are so intertwined, and the historical facts are so confused that an unprepared reader can only believe in it. After all, only a whole army of researchers can unravel this tangle of information and get to the truth, which will have at its disposal unlimited resources.The authors of the book write that in 1934 Rife was really able to demonstrate the successful operation of his healing device. However, when trying to publish all information about this and the description of the techniques was subjected to strict censorship of the American Medical Association (AMA). In 1953, a special investigation was carried out by the US Senate. Authorities came to the conclusion that AMA management entered into direct conspiracy with the Office for Quality Control of Food and Drugs in order to conceal alternative sources of cancer treatment. After all, Rife’s invention clearly contradicted the fundamental position of AMA, according to which cancer can be successfully treated only with the help of surgery, radium or x-ray irradiation.

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“Milking” of the clouds.

In 1953, a drought broke out in Maine. It directly threatened the harvest of blueberries. Then several farmers turned to the famous scientist Wilhelm Reich for help. This Austrian and American psychologist cultivated the original idea of ​​the existence of the universal energy of life – the orgone. Farmers asked Reich to rain them. Such a strange request did not frighten the scientist. July 6, 1953 at 10 am he began his experiment. I must say that according to forecasts of weather forecasters, neither on that day, nor in any of the following was expected. What happened next, described the newspaper Bangor Daily News. Dr. Reich, along with his assistants, installed a device on the shore of the Great Lake. The device was a few hollow tubes that were suspended over a small cylinder. An electric cable came to them. This device worked on the appearance of rain for about 70 minutes. Sources from Elsworth showed that already on the evening of July 6 and early in the morning of the next day, climate changes were taking place in the town. At 22 o’clock a little rain began, which increased by midnight. Precipitation lasted all night, by the morning at Elsworth, a water level of 6 mm was recorded. An eyewitness of that experiment noted that soon after the beginning of the experiments clouds began to form. At the same time, the clouds looked rather strange. The same eyewitness told that by adjusting the device the scientist still managed to change the direction of the wind. Thanks to Reich, the harvest of blueberries was saved. Farmers were satisfied, and the scientist received his reward. Perpetual motion machine.

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The invention of the perpetual motion engine stirred the minds of researchers throughout the last century. And science was not taken into account, which proved the impossibility of its existence. All the inventors have tried to come up with an engine that generates more energy than it needs for the work itself. True, successful, as claimed, inventions, in this case, brought only problems. Working prototypes did not reach the stage of production. They were seriously opposed by both corporate and state forces. Around the successful inventions, detective events were played out straight away – people were dying, documents were lost. In the course were blackmail, threats, kidnappings. The last example is the “power amplifier” Lutec 100, which seeks the commercial version. Soon we will find out whether it will be possible to acquire such an installation or whether the project will be abandoned.

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Cold nuclear fusion.

Mankind has spent billions of dollars on research into energy production through “hot synthesis”. But this requires a rather risky experiment with unpredictable results. And single inventors, along with marginal scientists from universities, are getting closer to the possibility of making a cold synthesis. It is much more manageable and stable, only the authorities allocate much less money for such experiments. In 1989, Martin Fleischman and Stanley Pons announced that they had made a discovery and were able to perform a cold synthesis in a glass vessel in their laboratory. The reaction of the scientific community to this news was extremely cool.In its “60 Minutes” program, the CBS channel reported that state-sponsored proponents of hot synthesis literally threw competitors abroad and from the scientific community. For several years, scientists have completely lost funding, and their search for clean energy has stopped.

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Hot nuclear fusion.

I must say that the emotional scientific community can not only persecute the idea of ​​cold synthesis. In the Los Alamos laboratory, a couple of physicists worked for several decades on a hot-fusion project in tokamak. This is the name of the toroidal chamber with magnetic coils. By chance, scientists have identified another, cheaper and safer method of obtaining energy. At the core lay the collision of atoms. However, the management of the laboratory forced its scientists to abandon research under the threat of dismissal. The fact is that the new method could deprive Los Alamos of the state funding that went to the tokamak. Over time, the researchers created a private Focal Synthesis Society that collects donations for conducting their own research without the intervention of the authorities.

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Magnetofunk and Himmelkompass.

It is said that during the Second World War, Nazi scientists conducted secret searches on a secret base in the Arctic. They tried to create a magnet Magnetofunk. Such an invention made it possible to deflect the magnetic arrows of the compasses of enemy aircraft searching for secret Item 103. The pilots would have thought that they were flying in a straight line, but in fact they would have flown around the fascist base side, without realizing the deception. Another secret invention, the heavenly compass Himmelkompass, made it possible for German navigators to navigate not by force fields of the magnetic field, but by the position of the sun. This made it possible to find the very same Item 103 even with the current radio magnetic. Former SS officer Wilhelm Langig claimed that the two devices were carefully guarded. What happened to them after the war ended, remains a mystery.

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Harmless cigarettes.

In the 1960s, tobacco producer Liggett @ Myers created an unusual product called HA. These were cigarettes, of which almost all carcinogens were removed. According to the case filed by the lawsuit filed by the city and San Francisco County with tobacco giant Phillip Morris, Inc., he threatened to destroy Liggett @ Myers. Such information was confirmed by L @ M director for science Dr. James Mold. The giant company demanded the non-disclosure of data on the health effects of smoking. Advertising the same safe alternative means would clearly indicate the harmfulness of the use of tobacco products. The claim was dismissed for formal reasons, the company Phillip Morris itself never again raised the subject of its charges. But there were studies of controlled scientists who told about the growth of the number of cancer cells in mice that were exposed to smoke from XA. In response, Liggett @ Myers officially stated that there is no evidence of the onset of cancer due to the use of their product.

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TENS.

The name of this device is deciphered, as a device of transcutaneous electric nervous stimulation. TENS was created in order to soften the pain impulses of the human body without the use of narcotic drugs. In 1974, StimTech, one of the first TENS manufacturers, was sold to Johnson @ Johnson. They quickly managed to suspend the project, simply limiting its funding. Stimtech even sued, claiming that a large giant purposefully destroys promising technology. After all, she could reduce sales of the main drug of the chemical concern, Tylenol, where the main active ingredient is paracetamol. However, at the hearing, representatives of Johnson @ Johnson said that the device never showed the declared figures, it is generally unprofitable. The founders of StimTech even managed to sue 170 million, although the decision was later appealed and revoked on formal grounds.But the court’s decision that the giant company has made obstacles to the implementation of the TENS program, has never been denied.

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The “Phoebus” cartel.

In 1945, Time magazine published scandalous material. It was alleged that in 1924-1939 such large companies as Osram, Phillips and General Electric colluded in order to establish control over only the emerging production of electric lamps. This cartel artificially inflated prices and suppressed competing technologies. But they were able to create lamps with a long life and much more economical. When the collusion ceased, the industry standard for the source of artificial light, incandescent lamps, had already been approved in Europe and North America. And compact fluorescent lamps came to the world market of lighting technology only in the late 1990s.

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Coral castle.

It’s unclear how Ed Lydskalnin alone could build the huge Coral Castle of Hommstede, Florida. After all, in the base of the construction were large blocks weighing 30 tons. The Latvian immigrant did not use any heavy equipment and outside assistance. There are many theories about this. They talk about the use of magnetic resonance, anti-gravity instruments or even alien help. However, there is no answer. Lidskalnin died in 1951 without leaving any plans or written clues about the methods of his work. Today, his Coral Castle has become a museum open to visitors. Its main element is the 9-ton entrance gate, which was once possible to open, only pushing with his hand. But in the 1980s, bearings were worn out, and to repair them, a team of 5 people took a whole week. As a result, they still could not achieve the smoothness of the work, which was originally from the creation of Lidskalnina.

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Hemp biofuels.

It is believed that one of the hottest fans of hemp seeds was George Washington himself, the founder of the United States. But he said that he simply can not lie. In the US hemp is still an oppressed plant, although it is not worth associating it exclusively with marijuana. The state under the yoke of slander erects numerous barriers to the cultivation of useful crops. After all, it could become the leading means in the extraction of ethanol. And this industry is given to ecologically harmful sources, for example corn. But to process cannabis you need less water, chemicals, and in general costs. Nevertheless, such an idea did not receive any propagation. Experts blame politicians who, in pursuit of the votes of voters, are trying to please large maize producers from Iowa.

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