• Tibetan Butter Sculpture

    The ancient art of Tibetan butter sculpture. Read about it here.

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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  • Stonehenge and Easter Island Explained

    Suddenly it all makes sense.

    • Posted May 30, 2013
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  • Coin-Operated Peep Show

    Coin-operated peepshow, 1954

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • The Sea’s Strangest Square Mile

    Short film explores a square mile of ocean floor that is home to bizarre alien-like creatures.

    • Posted May 28, 2013
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  • The Last Taxidermist in Paris

    Deyrolle is a 180-year-old taxidermy shop and natural history emporium in Paris. Founded in 1831 by well-known entomologist Jean-Baptiste Deyrolle, the shop was home to a historic collection of taxidermy mounts, beetles, butterflies and more until a...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Snake Charmer

    Vintage photo of a circus sideshow snake charmer.

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Crawford Long’s Ether Amputation

    This tintype photo c. 1855-1860 is a staged portrayal of Crawford Long’s first use of ether as an anesthetic in a surgical procedure. Inhaling “laughing gas” become popular at parties in the early 1840s. Dr. Long noticed...

    • Posted May 24, 2013
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  • Eaten By Mountain Rats on Pike’s Peak

    In 1876, Pike’s Peak Signal Station attendant Private John O’Keefe told tall tales of life in the station to lawyer, newspaper man and drinking friend, Eliphat Price. O’Keefe recounted a story of large, man-eating rats that lived...

    • Posted May 20, 2013
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  • Hangman’s Tree

    Hangman’s Tree, the number one place to take your family for lousy food and warm beer.

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Crab Hat

    Vintage photo of a woman wearing a crab hat.

    • Posted May 16, 2013
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  • Lina Medina: Youngest Mom Ever

    Lina Medina, pictured above with her doctor and her 11-month-old son, was born September 27, 1933. At the age of five years, seven months and 17 days she gave birth to a six pound baby boy, becoming...

    • Posted May 11, 2013
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  • Vintage Wisconsin Dells Bull Horn Ashtray

    View on Etsy Vintage bull horn ashtray vacation kitsch novelty from Wisconsin Dells. This antique souvenir is made from real bull horns, with a Wisconsin Dells decal on the base. Bull horn ashtrays usually including a metal...

    • Posted May 11, 2013
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  • Mummified Deer Head

    View on Etsy The naturally mummified head of a white tail deer with antlers intact. There is a cut in the forehead from someone starting to remove the antlers. Available Now Cult of Weird on Etsy COUPON...

    • Posted May 11, 2013
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  • Pronghorn Antelope Taxidermy

    Vintage North American pronghorn antelope taxidermy mount for sale. In great shape. Minor wear on one ear. SOLD Cult of Weird on Etsy COUPON CODES & MORE Copy & paste the link below to join the Cult...

    • Posted May 11, 2013
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  • The Death Trunk of Murderer Emma LeDoux

    On the evening of March 24th, 1906 an unmarked trunk left at a train depot in Stockton, CA began to draw suspicion when a foul smell was traced to it. Police were summoned and the trunk was...

    • Posted May 10, 2013
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  • Ray Harryhausen

    Legendary stop-motion animation pioneer and special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen died today at the age of 92. His work includes creatures from The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, Jason and the Argonauts, One Million Years B.C., King Kong,...

    • Posted May 7, 2013
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  • The Legend of Margorie McCall

    The legend of the "Lady with the Ring," a woman who was accidentally buried alive, but revived when the grave diggers returned to steal her valuable jewelry.

    • Posted May 6, 2013
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  • Cannibalism & Human Evolution

    Can intelligence be eaten? In 1971 a book hit the shelves suggesting human evolution was driven by cannibalism. The book is The Beginning Was the End by Oscar Kiss Maerth. The book proposes that early cannibalistic apes...

    • Posted May 6, 2013
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