Religious Automata, Ancient Robots and Miracles: 4,000 Years of Deception

The term “robot” was first introduced by Czech writer Karel Čapek in 1920 in his play “RUR”. Before the term robot was coined, mechanical machines and/or devices were referred to as automaton or automata.
Religious automata have been used for centuries to sway public perception and opinion into a doctrine or other they might not have chosen if it hadn’t been for the ‘miracles’ people witnessed being performed by said automata.

Trepanning: A 7000-year-old Ancient Medical Practice

Trepanation, also known as trepanning, is one of humanity’s oldest forms of surgery and also one of its most gruesome. It is an ancient medical practice that has been used for thousands of years.

Götz of the Iron Hand: The German Robin Hood (1480 – 1562)

Romanticized in legend as the “German Robin Hood” and remembered as a hero, Gottfried “Götz” von Berlichingen, better known as “Götz of the Iron Hand”, was a German Imperial Knight (Reichsritter), a mercenary, and a poet.

The Bizarre Case of Tarrare: The Man That Could Eat a Corpse (c. 1772–1798)

Tarrare was a mysterious French man who was known for his extreme appetite, bizarre eating habits, and an unknown medical condition that caused him to consume inedible objects.

The Wandering Womb and Female Hysteria

The condition has its roots in ancient medical theories about “wandering wombs,” where a displaced (and disgruntled) uterus caused women’s health problems

The Flying Pigeon of Archytas of Tarentum – 4 Century B.C

Archytas of Tarentum was a gifted mathematician, who made significant contributions to geometry and mechanics. He is also known for the first flying machine ‘The Flying Pigeon of Archytas’

Leech Collector and Bloodletting in the 19th Century

An old profession that has largely disappeared is that of leech collector, sometimes called leech gatherer or leech finder.

The Invention of Radar 1935

The invention of radar has revolutionized the way we navigate and interact with the world around us. It was first developed in the early twentieth century by a British physicist named Sir Robert Watson-Watt, and has since become an invaluable tool for navigation, surveillance, and defence.

The First Successful Organ Transplant – 1954

The first successful organ transplant was performed on December 23, 1954, by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The surgery was a kidney transplant between two identical twins.

The Chalice Of Lycurgus: a 1,600-year-old Cup of Roman Nanotechnology

The original cup from Lycurgus dates from the 4th century AD, likely taken only on special occasions, showing the king of Thrace, Lycurgus, trapped by vines,

The Chalice Of Lycurgus: a 1,600-year-old Cup of Roman Nanotechnology