This eyesore is known as the penny-farthing bicycle. It is called that because the folks of London would flick coins at the head, neck and chest area of the riders in an attempt to get them to “get the hell down from there” and “stop being so ridiculous.”
As you can see, there is little to no innovation in the mechanism of this bicycle as the pedals are directly connected to the giant front wheel. The inventor, Shermis McGillicutty, had the mind of a child and wished to flee from his abusive wife, but not too fast, just in case she rang the dinner bell as he fled.
There has been a resurgence in penny-farthing bicycle-riding because of the misplaced efforts of the “Steampunk”. Steampunks are a subculture of white people who saw the movie The League of Extraordinary Gentleman and popped boners that never fully went away.
In conclusion, wouldn’t it be nice if some history stayed history? I’ll save you the Godwin’s Law* comments and compare these things to Hitler right now. These things are like the Nazis and should have stayed gone.
*Godwin’s law (also known as Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies or Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies) is an assertion made by Mike Godwin in 1990 that has become an Internet adage. It states: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” In other words, Godwin said that, given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably makes a comparison to Hitler or the Nazis.