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Remember those really mean, really big, really powerful stone blocks in Super Mario that just repeatedly try to smash the living hell out of things whenever you're passing underneath them? Yeah, the Thwomps. That's what this super tall, giant forging hammer reminds me of. It comes crashing down with such ridiculous force that I'm surprised it hasn't made a permanent hole through the Earth.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Video: To make a spearhead like a Norman smith from the year 1066, you have to start with an iron steel sandwich. Yup, a piece of hard iron or steel gets sandwiched between two pieces of soft iron until they're all hammered and welded together. After that, a socket needs to be made, which means the smith flattens out the metal wide enough so it can be folded into a circle to stick a wooden shaft in.