19 Weird Historical Devices That Our Close Ancestors Actually Used

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14. Cyclomer

Are you tired of swimming and fed up of walking? Well, fear not, for the cyclomer will allow you to cycle on water. Or at least that was the idea when it was first introduced in Paris in the 1930s. The device was designed to float thanks to its hollow wheels. However, the invention never really took off as it wasn’t very functional on or off land.

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13. Man from Mars Radio Hat

Who doesn’t like listening to the radio… or wearing hats? Well, in 1949 inventor Victor T. Hoeflich decided to combine these two simple pleasures to create the “Man from Mars Radio Hat.” The novel invention was sold for only a few dollars and used valve radio technology to ensure that listeners could check out their favorite radio shows while still keeping their head warm.

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