• The Art of Ryan Matthew Cohn

    The Collective Disease: The Art and Artifacts of Ryan Matthew Cohn explores the Oddities star’s incredible personal collection in his museum-like New York home, including his exploded Beauchene skulls, taxidermy, anatomical wet specimens, skeletal articulations, shrunken heads...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • Carl Akeley’s Powerful Sculpture Depicting the Humanity of Gorillas

    Sculpted in 1924 by taxidermist and gorilla advocate Carl Akeley, "Chrysalis" represents his belief in the humanity of the apes.

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Famed Taxidermist Carl Akeley Turns 150

    Carl Akeley, the grandfather of modern taxidermy, turns 150 this week. Recently, tales of the legendary tough guy have been circulating around the web, recounting his first expedition for the Chicago Field Museum in 1896, when he...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Condemning Smallpox to Extinction

    Delegates meet next week for the 67th World Health Assembly to discuss the deliberate extinction of the smallpox virus. The global eradication of smallpox was confirmed in 1980. The World Health Organization closed smallpox research labs and...

    • Posted May 20, 2014
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  • The Death Car of Bonnie and Clyde

    The 'death car' of Bonnie and Clyde, still riddled with bullet holes, has been on display ever since the notorious bank robbers were gunned down.

    • Posted May 20, 2014
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  • UFO Cult Says No to Alien Baptisms

    The Pope recently made weird news headlines with the statement that he would baptize aliens if they wanted him to. Now the Raëlian UFO cult has chimed in with their disapproval, stating that since the aliens created...

    • Posted May 20, 2014
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  • Ancient Remains May Solve Mystery of First Americans

    Ancient skeletal remains of an adolescent girl discovered in an underwater cave in Mexico may help uncover the identity of the earliest American inhabitants. Naia (ancient Greek for ‘water nymph’) was found a half mile inside the...

    • Posted May 19, 2014
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  • The Screw-In Coffin

    Inventor Donald Scruggs patented the Easy Inter Burial Container, a coffin that screws into the ground to enable easier interment and space-saving vertical burials. Three different lid options allow for customization of your eternal rest: burial container...

    • Posted May 18, 2014
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  • House on the Rock: A Slow Decent Into Madness Disguised as a Tourist Attraction

    A slow decent into madness disguised as a tourist attraction in Spring Green, WI.

    • Posted May 17, 2014
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  • Nightmare at the Museum @Midnight

    Cult of Weird was featured on last night’s episode of @Midnight on Comedy Central! Host Chris Hardwick (of Nerdist and AMC’s Talking Dead) introduced the site for the category Nightmare at the Museum. The contestants then had...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
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