Behold: the dawn of Hypercolor.
#5. The Magical Roman Technicolor Cup
The Lycurgus Cup looks green when lit from the front. But when lit from behind, it turns a demonic red. In 1990, British researchers tried to unlock the mystery of the devil’s beer stein. What they found was that the glass was full of gold and silver flecks 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. Basically, the Romans discovered nanotechnology – the science of manipulating incredibly small particles – and used it to make a bitchin’ pimp cup.