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The Ginormous Wheel

Not once, not twice, but eight different times has Popular Science or Popular Mechanics magazine declared that the future of travel is the monowheel. Wesley Treat collected the covers of these issues for a retrospective spanning from 1914 to 2007. The "One-Man War Tank" shown is from 1933. Most impressive is that you could buy a magazine for fifteen cents! Link -Thanks, beth!

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Interesting to see just how many times the same theme has come up throughout the ages of Pop-Sci. There is an even more impressive real world uni-wheeler that I'll have to find and suggest.
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"Most impressive is that you could buy a magazine for fifteen cents!"

15cents was three loafs of bread back then. That would be somewhere around $5-$6 now.

...helps to keep things in perspective.
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There I go again fact-checking after I click "Submit." The two rear wheels, it seems, actually aided in steering, so it would be fair to say it's a tricycle. It still fits into the whole silly giant-wheel concept, anyhow.
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