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Nov 6, 2009

10 of the Oddest Museums in the World
From C2NN, posted by Kelli
For entire article: associatedcontent.com

...worth checking out?

  • Winchester Mystery House
    Heiress to the Winchester Rifle fortune, Sarah Winchester
    kept up construction on her 160-room, 40-bedroom mansion
    for 38 consecutive years, an obsession that lasted until the
    widow's death at age 82
    "Mrs. Winchester never had a master set of blueprints,
    but did sketch out individual rooms on paper and even tablecloths"

    Website: http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/
     
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  • Sulabh International Museum of Toilets, India
    (Admission: Free) This follows the toilet's historical pipeline
    from 3,000 B.C. to the present
    "Ornately carved and painted urinals and commodes
     are a source of amusement e.g. medieval mobile commode
    in the shape of a treasure chest, which the English used while
    camping out for a hunt..."
    Website:
    http://www.sulabhtoiletmuseum.org/mus01.htm
    ....................................................
  • The Mütter Museum,
    Among the more famous displays are a preserved nine-foot long
    colon full of fecal matter, a growth taken from Lincoln's assassin
    and a woman whose remains turned to soap - essentially making
    her the cleanest mummy in the world
    Website: http://www.collphyphil.org/mutter.asp
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  • Marikina City Shoe Museum
    How shoes were and are now made, especially in this city
    supposedly known for its shoemaking abilities
    Website: http://city.marikina.gov.ph/PAGES/shoemuseum.htm
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  • Leeds Castle Dog Collar Museum
    Website (not working)
    Tourist info'
    : http://www.culture24.org.uk/am23833 
    A unique collection of historic and fascinating dog collars
    has been built up over the years and is now the only
    one of its kind in Great Britain.
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  • Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum
    Website: http://www.bento.com/phgal3.html
    The museum dedicated to their famous noodle soup.

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  • Ventriloquist Museum
    Website: http://www.venthavenmuseum.net/
    Vent Haven Museum is the world's only museum of
    ventriloquial figures and memorabilia.

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  • Jeju-do Teddy Bear Museum, Sth Koraea
    Website: http://www.lifeinkorea.com/Travel2/cheju/407
    Everything you want to know about Teddy Bears, so it says
    .

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  • The Cockroach Hall of Fame Museum
    Website: http://www.pestshop.com/cockroaches.html
    Dozens of various types of cockroaches both dead and alive.
     
    Cockroach Hall of Fame & Museum on YouTube.
    (I don't think the museum is worth visiting, and the
    youtube video is definitely not worth watching)
    .................................................................................................................
  • The Mustard Museum
    Website: http://www.mustardmuseum.com/Visit_museum
    Hundreds of items of great mustard historical importance,
    including antique mustard pots, mustard tins, vintage
    mustard advertisements, and assorted memorabilia.
    Slideshow: http://www.mustardmuseum.com/aom  
    (looks boring - had potential for so much, especially kitsch, I thought)

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RELATED:
I recommend this tv show: The Collectors
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/collectors/
with Mystery Object competition each week:
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/collectors/mysteryobject/

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