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A history of perpetual motion machines
August 3, 2007 3:09 PM   Subscribe

The Museum of Unworkable Devices, (posted previously) contains an excellent link to a history of perpetual motion machines.
posted by salishsea (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Another good idea executed terribly.
posted by jeffamaphone at 3:36 PM on August 3, 2007


There was an episode of MythBusters that dealt with perpetual motion machines which was a lot of fun. I think the machine made outta propane tanks was the best idea. I wonder whatever happened to that thing?
posted by ZachsMind at 3:53 PM on August 3, 2007


You know what, fuck it. His markup is in '94 but his content is timeless.
posted by phrontist at 3:54 PM on August 3, 2007


And don't forget the latest one, which has been discussed here before.
posted by The Deej at 3:55 PM on August 3, 2007


I like the Gallery of 3d artistic impossibilities
posted by sputgop at 5:35 PM on August 3, 2007


The Complex Futility of Ignorance.
-KV

posted by Meatbomb at 6:42 PM on August 3, 2007


I like the Gallery of 3d artistic impossibilities

Me too, but now my eyes aren't working too well...
posted by Citizen Premier at 9:44 PM on August 3, 2007


Damn you Meatbomb.... I had my Hocus Pocus out and just found that on the second page of Chapter 3. But you beat me to it!
posted by Doohickie at 1:30 PM on August 4, 2007


Thumbing through paper books to find quotes, Doohickie??

Google knows everything. Fifth hit on Vonnegut quote "perpetual motion".
posted by Meatbomb at 2:22 PM on August 4, 2007


Funny.
posted by lslutsky at 2:48 PM on August 5, 2007


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