Curiosities

Every issue our editors present a collection of factoids, treasures and oddities. They're not big, but they are clever
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Dorothy Lawrence, the woman that disguised herself as a Tommy and went to the Somme.

She fought on the Somme, so why did Dorothy die in a lunatic asylum?

WWI: She fought on the Somme disguised as a Tommy, so why did Dorothy die unloved and unlauded in a lunatic asylum? Incredible story of the only British woman to fight in the trenches ~

Sandwichbike, the world's first flatpack bicycle, ships from October 2013. Prices start at €799. sandwichbike.com http://www.interestedwomen.com/index.php/curiosities-history-editio

The First Flat-Packed Wooden Bike You Assemble Yourself. The Sandwichbike by Basten Leijh.

Mixmaster: Yellow cocktail shaker, $650 by Asprey

Future-vintage: Cocktail Shaker in yellow by Asprey, UK,

Symbio Alpha speaker, from €894 ex VAT symbiodesign.cz

Symbio Alpha speaker, from ex VAT symbiodesign.

More juice: Citrus clock by Florian Dussopt & Julie Girard (not for sale) floriandussopt.com

'citrus clock' designed by forlan dussopt and julie girad of anna gram' runs for a week powered on the juice of one cut lemon

Rock around the clock: Deep inside a mountain in Western Texas there is a clock being built, decades in the making, which author and executive WIRED editor Kevin Kelly describes as 'the world's slowest computer'. It's designed to be a symbol for long-term thinking, and will keep time for 10,000 years. Occasionally, the clock will chime, but the sounds it emits have been programmed not to repeat themselves for the duration of its existence. longnow.org/clock/

Year Clock: Time Machine: The 10 Clock [prototype shown here] is a monumental timepiece designed to tell time for ten millennia. Its first components are now being machined and tested.


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