Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

Goodyear’s illuminated tires; ca. 1961

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These illuminated tires were developed by Goodyear in 1961. They’re made from a single piece of synthetic rubber and are brightly lit by bulbs mounted inside the wheel rim. The Goodyear Tire Company intend to produce the tires in a variety of colors.
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According to LIFE magazine this is one of the 30 dumbest inventions.

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