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Old 26-03-2008, 09:01   #1
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Modern Mechanix articles from 40-80 years ago

I came across kind of a cool site with articles from Modern Mechanix which were written as far back as the 1920's, including a category with several pages of nautical related articles:

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I thought there was some pretty cool and fun stuff there, passing it along...
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Old 26-03-2008, 14:56   #2
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Some cool stuff!
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Old 26-03-2008, 16:31   #3
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What a trip! Thanks--
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Finally going through more pages there... Check out this alternative to the Golden Gate Bridge... “Boat Tunnel” for Harbor Crossing
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I bet if the Darwind Awards existed back then, it would be full of stories of idiots trying to make some version of what is in that archive.
But the one that takes the cake for me is the Ocean liner that swallows waves and uses the waves to propel it along. Mate?!? Maybe Coc was still in Coke in the 30's.
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"I bet if the Darwind Awards existed back then, it would be full of stories of idiots trying to make some version of what is in that archive.
But the one that takes the cake for me is the Ocean liner that swallows waves and uses the waves to propel it along. Mate?!? Maybe Coc was still in Coke in the 30's."

Sadly, the human progress hasn't progressed very far from that point...

ABC News: Wave-Powered Boat Looks to Set Record

ENN: World’s First Wave Powered Boat

Google for

wave powered boat

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