Interview with the Everyday Astronaut
Science or Fiction
In 1983, in response to the Sony Walkman craze, Audio Technica released the Sound Burger, a portable record player, complete with earbuds. https://collection.museumoffailure.com/sound-burger-vinyl/
In 1981 a Swedish company marketed an all-plastic bicycle, the Itera, which turned out to be expensive to produce but failed mostly because the weak frame made it too wobbly to ride. https://collection.museumoffailure.com/itera-plastic-bicycle/
In the 1930s architect Buckminster Fuller designed a pre-fab house designed to be inexpensive, quick to build, and ecofriendly, made mostly out of waste cow bones from the beef industry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dymaxion_house
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
“This job is a great scientific adventure. But it’s also a great human adventure. Mankind has made giant steps forward. However, what we know is really very, very little compared to what we still have to know.“ Fabiola Gianotti, Higgs Boson physicist