Walking around the mango festival, with all the mangoes and other attractions to see, I was taken aback at how popular this biscope was.
I think it's the curiosity factor:
You see someone looking at something you can't see, and you wonder, "What ARE they looking at?" And suddenly people are willing to pay money to have their curiosity satisfied.
I guess the biscope is similar to one of those viewfinder things. A picture goes by while the music plays, and the man turning the crank makes the pictures keep moving past.
There's a more sophisticated version, too. One where you can look "around the Europe".
The display at the museum portraying 1947 had a biscope as part of its street scene.
Yet even today, their appeal lives on.
But even more so, people wanted to taste them.
These are the thirty women who took part in the Lady's mango eating contest.
They were each given 3kg of mangoes, and had to eat as much as they could in three minutes time.
It was an intense competition.