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6 of the World’s Oddest Museums (Slideshow)

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1. Leila’s Hair Museum

Though it may make many of us squeamish today, during the Victorian period jewelry made with hair was quite popular. Owner Leila Cohoon started the Independence, Missouri museum out of her personal collection, which now boasts over 2,000 pieces. Among the collection are pieces made out of Queen Victoria herself, as well as contemporary celebrities and four U.S. presidents.

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Image Credit: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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3:07PM PDT on Jun 28, 2012

i want to go to ALL of them!

1:36AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

Interesting :)

10:25PM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

okay...interesting?

10:30AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

thanks for sharing

5:26PM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

How fun to combine two of my favorite things, traveling and museums. I do not thing that Granny in the field of flowers was bad art. That is probably why they say one persons junk is another s treasure, you think maybe??

5:56AM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

12:12PM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

THANKS.

2:26AM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Thank you

12:28AM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

Thanks for posting!

2:01PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

I have been to the Museum of Bad Art, which is housed in the basement of a theater.

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