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The Nine Lives of Russia's Hermitage Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, museum, Russia )

- 13 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 )

- 264 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 )

- 462 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
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- 563 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 )

- 1281 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
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- 1344 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 )

- 1408 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 )

- 1549 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 )

- 1870 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.
Will the Man-Eaters of Tsavo Come Home ?
Offbeat  (tags: man-eater, Tsavo, wilderness, return, dangerous, museum, US, Chicago, Kenya, terror )

- 2046 days ago -
More than 100 years ago, the two lions roamed the wilderness of Tsavo in Kenya where they made a reputation as the two most dangerous wild canines ever to inhibit the African savannah plains.
Thatched Spring in Setagaya
Offbeat  (tags: Edo Period, Setagaya, Tokyo, farmhouses, thatched, walk, takeuma, traditional, spring, bamboo, shrine, museum )

- 2072 days ago -
To slough off winter sluggishness and get into step with spring, I set a course from Seijo Gakuen-Mae on the Odakyu Line to Judaibori Minkaen - a compound of late Edo Period (1860s) thatched farmhouses in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward - and ending at Futako Tama
Coral Castle Museum
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- 2096 days ago -
Coral Castle is a stone structure created by the Latvian-American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin north of the city of Homestead, Florida. The structure comprises numerous megalithic coral stones each weighing several tons.
The Politics of Native American Basketry
Offbeat  (tags: museum, Native Americans, arts, baskets )

- 2151 days ago -
"If we are not working with Native Americans, we are not doing an exhibition. It's that plain and simple," says Steven M. Karr, interim executive director of the Southwest Museum
Southwest Museum of the American Indian Store Is Closed
Offbeat  (tags: museum, Native Americans, closed, historical )

- 2173 days ago -
The only part of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian regularly open to the public -- the museum store that had weekend hours only -- will close next month when its space is taken over by a conservation project.
20 Must-Visit Art Museums You'Ve Never Heard Of
Offbeat  (tags: Art, Museum, History, Travel, Tourist )

- 2203 days ago -
These museums have certainly earned their reputation and patronage for their unquestionable contributions, others remain somewhat obscure.They stand as entirely worthwhile destinations for those who appreciate the arts,crafts and their impact on society.

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