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Little House on the Prairie: Still a Haven for Young Fans
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Book, Drama, Museum, USA )

- 98 days ago -
It's 150 years since the birth of Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder - but do her tales about the farming family still appeal to young girls in our technology-driven age?
URGENT - PETITION - Say NO to the Closure of Lyon's Museum of Textiles & Decorative Arts
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, Lyon, France, museum, textiles, decorative arts, Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratif, heritage, history )

- 246 days ago -
This museum has approx 2.5 million textile objects covering 4.5 thousand years of history. Its closure would be a massive loss to world as well as French heritage. (Lyon was a major capital of silk weaving.)
Solid Gold Coin Worth $4m Stolen From Berlin Museum
Offbeat  (tags: Coin, Crime, museum, Germany, Europe )

- 355 days ago -
A giant gold coin bearing the Queen's image, and worth $4m (£3.2m), has been stolen from a museum in Germany.
'Worst View in the World': Banksy Opens Hotel Overlooking Bethlehem Wall
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, hotel, graffiti artist, Banksy, Bethlehem, Palestine, The Walled Off Hotel, Wall, art, museum, dialogue )

- 379 days ago -
British artist launches Walled Off hotel in hope of bringing Israeli tourists - and dialogue - to Bethlehem (although for Israelis this means breaking the law!) as well as others.
Get Lost in These Entrancing Photos of Museum Specimens
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, photos, art, history, museum )

- 473 days ago -
For a recent project, artist Ernest Goh took inspiration from naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace and the Malay Archipelago's rich faunal history.
Refugees Become Art Guides in Germany
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, Refugees&Relief, interesting, culture, Germany, Iraq, Syria, training, museum, guide )

- 820 days ago -
Berlin's Museum of Islamic Art is one of four in the German capital training refugees from Syria and Iraq to act as guides for others who have come to the country seeking shelter from war and hardship.
The Nine Lives of Russia's Hermitage Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, museum, Russia )

- 853 days ago -
For more than a century visitors have marvelled at the Hermitage Museum's precious collections, and for just as long dozens of cats have prowled the Saint Petersburg palace's sprawling cellars.
Museum Cats Have Crawled Down Through Russian History
Offbeat  (tags: cats, history, museum, Russia )

- 1104 days ago -
Hermitage museum houses 70 cats in its basement and courtyards
Denmark: Charles Darwin's Barnacles Found in Museum
Offbeat  (tags: Charles Darwin, museum, Denmark )

- 1302 days ago -
A collection of barnacles sent by Charles Darwin as a gift to a colleague 160 years ago have been found in Denmark, it's been reported.
9/11 Museum: Obama Attends New York Ceremony
Offbeat  (tags: 9/11, Museum, World Trade Center Towers, USA )

- 1403 days ago -
President Barack Obama has joined September 11 survivors and rescuers at the dedication of a memorial museum on the site of the attacks in New York.
Kenya to Build Africa's First Underwater Museum
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, Africa, museum )

- 2121 days ago -
Kenya is on the brink of building Africa's first underwater museum, which will be dedicated to studying marine life and shipwrecks.
Monster Titaniboa Unveiled at Smithsonian
Offbeat  (tags: giant, snake, titaniboa, Smithsonian, museum, crazy, huge, big, random, bizarre, animals, off-beat, odd, interesting, unusual )

- 2185 days ago -
New York commuters arriving at Grand Central Station were greeted by a monstrous sight: a 48-foot-long, 2,500-pound titanoboa snake. The good news: It's not alive. Anymore. But the full-scale replica of the reptile - which was unveiled at..
PETA Wants To Turn OJ Simpson's House Into Museum
Offbeat  (tags: PETA, OJ Simpson, animals, meat, murder, museum, animals, bizarre, interesting, news, odd, off-beat, pets, unusual )

- 2248 days ago -
PETA would like to buy and turn OJ's five-bedroom home in Kendall, Fla., into a "Meat is Murder" museum. Simpson was infamously accused of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994.The museum would supposedly teach visitors that "nonviolence
Museum Celabrates Life Of Doraemon Creator
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, manga, anime, Doraemon, museum, Kawasaki, Fujiko F. Fujio, manga charactor, popular, children, interesting )

- 2389 days ago -
Aomost everyone in Japan knows the story of Doraemon, the blue cat who can produce dream toys from a magic pocket in his tummy. Now, the city of Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, thinks it's time tell the story of the man behind that iconic charactor.
Balloon Bombs, Poisons All in a Day's Work at Noborito
Offbeat  (tags: museum, war, balloon bombs, poisons, Kawasaki, military, Peace Education, Japanese Army, history, secret )

- 2710 days ago -
"Balloon bombs aimed at North America were released by the thousands," says Meiji University professor Akira Yamada, running his hand in an up-and-down motion across a diagram of the Pacific Ocean.

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