They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
The Perkins Patent Tractors
This post is more of a historical exercise, recovering the 1796 patent for a particular patent remedy.
Crystal Healing with Electronic Gem Theory
I could probably do a blog that focused exclusively on medical quackery, but it would make me too sad.
You’ve heard of cupping, right?
The idea is that you apply suction to the body. The vacuum sucks the person's skin up into the cup, causing bruising. And... health?
I have been having a problem: Every time I find a funny patent, I find a whole set of related patents and it leads me down a rabbit hole. I never know where to stop. Prudence dictates that I should spread them out, so that I have content for years to come. But I can't … Continue reading Kick-ass Machines
The Homeopathic Therapy Crystal
I started writing a post about homeopathy patents, but it made me so angry that I had to put it down. So we'll leave that for when I've cooled down. In the meantime, here's this "gem" I found while researching that. I'm sure you won't be surprised to learn what side of the crystal healing … Continue reading The Homeopathic Therapy Crystal