Science & Medicine
[LESS INFO] 137 VIEWS | ADDED 14:00:00 01/20/12
Collectors of unusual items and performers of bizarre stunts have one thing in common: they love coming in to Obscura. Check out some of the wackiest stunts ever performed on Oddities. Be warned: don't try ANY of these at home!
[LESS INFO] 175 VIEWS | ADDED 05:00:00 01/09/12
In this minisode of How It's Made, find out how wooden golf clubs are created. Starting with high-quality persimmon wood, they are created through a complex crafting process before they make it into your hands on the course.
[LESS INFO] 178 VIEWS | ADDED 19:00:00 12/23/11
On today's baseball diamonds, the ping of the aluminum bat is rivaling the crack of its wooden predecessor. In this minisode of How It's Made, find out how a small piece of aluminum is formed into a nifty baseball bat.
[LESS INFO] 191 VIEWS | ADDED 19:00:00 12/21/11
Before refrigeration, people stored food in underground cellars or shacks filled with snow and ice. In the early 1900s, a cooling machine was invented. In this minisode of How It's Made, find out how refrigerators are made.
[LESS INFO] 184 VIEWS | ADDED 14:00:36 12/07/11
In the late 19th century, London police started using a special lightweight whistle to get attention with its piercing sound. In this minisode of How It's Made, find out how today's sturdy brass police whistles are made.