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May 21, 2013

The Inventions of Jules Verne

jules_verne He was a man ahead of his time, with a distinct vision for the future. His works were considered fantasy and yet had a tint of realism to them; his less known work, Paris in the 20th Century, bore its own eerily accurate depiction of a time far ahead of his own. Who is he? None other than the intrepid and imaginative Jules Verne! It’s no secret that we are a fan of Verne – our 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea poster and our soon to be released art print based on Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days should be proof enough of how much we appreciate his works. And since the unveiling of our Around the World in 80 Days poster is just around the corner, we’d definitely like to take some time before-hand to celebrate this author and his work! So I thought that our readers, many of whom I’m sure have enjoyed at least one or two of Verne’s books, might have some fun with an article available on National Geographic’s website. This article brings to light 8 Jules Verne Inventions That Came True – from newscasts to Tasers, you’ll be surprised by the contents of this list. And hopefully this will get you in the sci-fi mood as we celebrate Verne the rest of this week! Enjoy! :)