Monday, April 23, 2018

#atozchallenge : T is for Time Travel

Time Travel.

There are conspiracies about time travel.  There are theories about time travel.  Is it actually possible?!

The answer is: Not yet!  But scientists are not giving up on trying. 

I found a few fun time travel conspiracies that I wanted to share today and how they were debunked.

My favorite one is the “Time Traveling Hipster”

This photo was taken in the 1940s during a bridge reopening in Canada. 
People thought he traveled in time because of three different things: his sunglasses, the logo shirt and his camera.
Here is how it was debunked:  the shirt logo is that of a short lived Canadian hockey team called the Montreal Maroons, the type of sunglasses he is wearing were available in the 1940s even though they were not as common place as they are now and the camera..Kodak did make a small, portable camera in the 1940s.  So all the things believed to be modern in the picture…really aren’t.

Another favorite one is the background character in a Charlie Chaplin film.  She is walking through and it looks like she is speaking on her cell phone.  Here’s the scene:

So does she really have a cell phone?  Nah, probably just an old hearing device called an ear trumpet.  The way she would have held it would have been similar to the way we hold a cell phone.
A book about time traveling: The Time Traveler's Wife.  I've read it once and I've seen the movie a few times.  Never again though.  It's one of those books that you can only deal with once in your life.  Have you read this book?  What are your thoughts and opinions?
Here are the reasons why I wouldn't want to read it again:
The point of view changes between characters with no distinct voice for either.  Sometimes you don't know who is telling the story.  It also flips between times and sometimes you don't know what time frame you are in.  Also, all the name dropping.  Stop already!
The premises behind the book is awesome, but could have been executed much better.
What are your favorite time travel conspiracies or books?


  1. We went to see "The Time Traveler's Wife" and both of us walked out with headaches. Ditto "The Lake House," another time-travel movie.

  2. It sure would be interesting to to some time traveling - to the past and to the future!
    I remember an episode of Superman (the one with Lois and Clark). A scientist had invented a time travel machine, and they dared to test it. During that travel she found out that Clark actually was Superman, and because they had been warned that their memories would be completely erased and they would not remember a thing about what they learned in the future, she wrote it down and hid it in her purse, but Superman/Clark with his x-ray vision saw the note and removed it ;-)

  3. Time traveling with the Magic Tree house series. Good stories for kids although the history is often lost in the adventure.

  4. I so wish I could time travel, but it could be so dangerous. What if I changed history completely?

    Too Close for Comfort by McFly

  5. I recently read Map of Time by Felix Palma about time travel and it was pretty good. I'm set to read the other two in the trilogy this year as part of my reading challenge.

    Janet’s Smiles

  6. I love reading time travel stories. I agree The Time Traveler's Wife was difficult to follow, but as I read on, I got the "hang" of it and wasn't quite as confused. I don't like to work that hard to read a book though. Are you familiar with the romantic movie, Somewhere in Time, the ultimate of romance in time travels. Stars Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.
    JQ Rose

  7. I’ve often thought to write some genealogy stories on time traveling back to my ancestors and what we’d talk about! I wrote my A To Z on Nancy Drew

  8. Forgot to add my A To Z website on All About Nancy Drew.