Just kidding. Double-decker buses have existed since around 1923, but triple-deckers were never adopted as a viable and widespread public transportation solution. This photo is actually a fake. It was created as an example for the business pitch supporting the creation of triple-decker buses.
We can only imagine how much more efficient public transport could be if you were to add 33% more carrying capacity to each vehicle. Either way, most of the traffic congestion nowadays is caused by private cars, which usually contain just one person in them. These triple-deckers look like an extremely unsafe solution, which is probably why they were never legalized.
A Modified 1946 Tucker Torpedo Prototype II
The 1946 Tucker Torpedo Prototype II is often regarded as "one of the great what-if stories of automotive history." It was built by Preston Tucker, an automobile entrepreneur, and was first known as the "Tucker Torpedo." Like many entrepreneurs, Tucker was overly optimistic and believed he'd be able to sell it for just $1,000. The final price was closer to $4,000.
A 1988 film was made about his adventure relating to this car's production called "Tucker: The Man and His Dream". Unfortunately, Tucker was only able to create around 50 units of this car before his company had to close its doors in early 1949. Many regard it as one of the most advanced cars of the time, with the third directional headlight being the best addition to the car.
These Lace-Up Boots From the 19th Century
Female fashion has undergone more changes in recent decades than we can keep track of. Back in the late 19th century, various economic changes allowed people to trade clothes all across the Westernized world. These shoes are just one example of the kinds of footwear that were made possible by this economic shift.
Female entertainers laced up every night and wore these stylish leather boots during their performances. They feature many stars and a heel that would make even runway models cringe. The boots were preserved in an almost perfect state and show the weird kinds of fashion that were acceptable back in the day.
This Futuristic-Looking Dymaxion
This is a Dymaxion prototype. Just three of these were ever made. The Dymaxion inventions were revolutionary in the vehicle industry and were predicted by many to be the future of cars. When Buckminster Fuller, their inventor, was asked why he named it a “Dymaxion”, his answer was that the combination of dynamic, maximum, and tension sounded cool to him.
This car was custom-made by the designer and was meant to be displayed at the 1934 Chicago World Fair. Unfortunately, it was involved in a car accident on the way there, which put a damper on the whole event. Fuller eventually passed in 1983 at 87 years old, but not before developing numerous inventions, including the geodesic dome and dymaxion house.
This Perfectly Preserved Wonderful Waterfalls Ring Toss Game
The premise behind this game was simple, you had to get the small floating rings to all stack up on the two poles in the box. This was easier said than done, as you had just a single pressure button for moving the rings. We would often shake the box in frustration when the last two or three rings got stuck on the side of the box, meaning that they couldn't be moved.
With the limited attention span of kids today, we can hardly imagine them playing this for more than a few minutes before quitting in frustration. For children of the '70s, though, this was a game you could spend an entire day playing.