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The dvent of digital photography has transformed how we view the world around us. The breadth and scope of our image capture devices has exploded. But not even the most ingenious action cam can compare to the sheer audacity of these awesome rigs collected by our friends at Ooobject.
You know the face. That obviously-disappointed-but-smiling-to-be-polite face that people make every time they open a present from you. Time to step up your game and start giving gifts that people actually want. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 21 of the most incredible, sock-rocking vintage gifts that you can buy.
The gleaming 12m behemoths that shuttle suburban kids to school and back are useless on the crowded streets of Delhi. Throughout the developing world kids get to their daily lessons by any means possible — trike, rickshaw, even ox cart. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 12 of the coolest homebrew child transports.
Dr John Harvey Kellogg, though most famous for his invention of the corn flake, also ran a very successful holistic sanitarium where the ill and infirmed would subject themselves to his unique medical practices. Our friends at Oobject have assembled 15 of the strangest restorative devices to ever come out of Battle Creek, Michigan.
Say hello to the world's most visited destination — Times Square in New York City. This single attraction hosts more visitors every year than Canadia has residents. This collection of shots from our friends at Oobject illustrate the Square's radical evolution over the past century from former NYT publishing house to giant, glitter ball-topped billboard.
Before there were GIFs there were motion pictures. And before film on reels, these "movies" were made up of actual printed still images that zipped in front of your eyes in rapid succession with the help of machinery. Our friends at Oobject collected a batch of crazy zoetropes and other machines, both and new, that create moving images. No Photoshop required.
They may look as ridiculous as they sound but phoropters are essential eye-doctoring devices. These overgrown binoculars help optometrists measure an individual's refractive error, more commonly known as your eyeglass prescription, since the 19th century. Our friends at Oobject have collected the very best examples of phoropters since the Victorian Era.
Exactly what part of "rocket sled" sounds like a good idea to you? I'll give you a hint: none of it. Separately sure, rockets and sleds can be slightly hazardous. But slap them together and you've got yourself a fuel-injected suicide machine. Just look at the carnage wrought this collection assembled by our friends at Oobject.
Slit-scan photography works much like a rolling shutter does — the sensor continually collects image data but the shutter never actually closes, hence its use in determining a "photo finish" — whatever crosses the camera's view first, appears first in the photo set. Or at least that's how its supposed to work.