London’s Science Museum is doing an exhibit on glass eyeballs among other things such as prosthetic limbs. Ogle objects are being shown for the first time since they were in use over a hundred years ago.
This interesting collection was made by Sir Henry Wellcome, who spent years putting together random scientific and historical artifacts.
Implications - The rise in popularity of the steampunk subculture has caused increasing interest in Victorian-era Britain and 19th century innovations. The scientific discoveries and fashion styles from this bygone era are experiencing a revival as steampunk enthusiasts aim to reframe them into a modern setting. Oddball museum exhibits, festivals and niche websites celebrate this period.
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