This was supposed to be a perpetual motion machine.

Perpetual Motion. In Latin, Perpetuum Mobile. Before some modern scientific discoveries, there were many attempts to create a machine which works without any power sources. In the late XIX century in Finland, there was a guy the history doesn’t know a lot about, but it’s known that he spent 23 years of his life working on such a machine.

His name was Mikko Mikonpoika Minkkinen.

An entire room in the National Museum is reserved for this piece of work. While watching the machine, you can notice a little detail on the photo:

"Perpetual Motion Machine"

Was it a Christmas decoration, or is it a regular detail? It’s provocative, anyway 🙂

Who is doing that effort?

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