• The Dying Drunkard

    On Sunday, August 25th Christina and I embarked on an expedition to the sanctuary of the surreal: the House on the Rock in Spring Green, Wisconsin. House on the Rock is home to extravagant and often unnerving...

    • Posted August 26, 2013
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  • Circus World Museum Brings Circus History to Life in Baraboo, WI

    Circus history comes alive at Circus World in Baraboo with Big Top performances, sideshow and the world's largest collection of vintage circus wagons.

    • Posted August 23, 2013
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  • Theda Bara

    Silent film actress Theda Bara (1885-1955) was one of cinema’s earliest sex symbols, gracing the silver screen in risque costumes as femme fatale characters that earned her the nickname “The Vamp.” Though photos still exist, most of...

    • Posted August 12, 2013
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  • The Knife Thrower’s Girl

    The beautiful assistant for a 19th-century knife-throwing sideshow act.

    • Posted August 7, 2013
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  • Mechanical Centipede

    Photo of an experimental mechanical centipede vehicle.

    • Posted August 7, 2013
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  • Ghosts in Mammoth Cave

    Searching for ghosts and legends inside Kentucky's Mammoth Cave.

    • Posted August 7, 2013
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  • Batmobile Limo

    • Posted August 6, 2013
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  • Smithsonian Giant Skeleton Conspiracy

    Newspapers of the 19th century reported many discoveries of giant human skeletons, which have since seemingly vanished without a trace. Is the lack of evidence proof of a Smithsonian conspiracy to cover up their existence, or proof...

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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  • Breast Protectors for Female War Workers

    These WWII workers are modeling safety gear for female workers, including the plastic breast protector to keep our most important national treasures out of harm’s way.

    • Posted August 2, 2013
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  • Weirdest Facebook Posts for July

    The Cult of Weird community is growing at dizzying rates across our various social media profiles, including Twitter (@CultofWeird), Tumblr and Google+. However, by far the largest, fastest-growing and most entertaining is the Cult of Weird Facebook...

    • Posted August 1, 2013
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