Thursday, 22 September 2016
In 1892, the dubiously named Mr. Tom Tit published a book of at-home activities for children called Magical Experiments: or, Science in Play. He made sure each scientific exploration could double as a parlor trick; something exciting and strange to impress as well as instruct.
Some of his experiments are all but impossible to do today, and some of his once common ingredients haven't been available at drug stores for decades. Other experiments open a whole forgotten world of fantastic science fun, one that leaves the tired vinegar and baking soda volcanoes looking hollow.
(via Miss Cellania)