This guy has hand-built a replica steampunk powered monocycle from the Victorian era.
These were his strange words to advertise his creation on ebay;
"After many dedication compiling information about books and documentation of epoch of the 19th century, 1 got a base of knowledge to make this faithful reply of this unique monocycle for it´s funcionality and elegance. It was invented in 1873 in France."
Original Post on Boing Boing.