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Museum Plagiarius, Germany

Museum Plagiarius, Germany

In a world of phonies it is more than appropriate that a museum near Cologne, Germany celebrates the world of counterfeit goods. Located in a converted railway station the Museum Plagiarius has a permanent collection of 300 products next to their identical rip-offs. Where does this all come from, you...

Cabbage Patch Kids Hospital and Museum in Cleveland, Georgia

Cabbage Patch Kids Hospital and Museum in Cleveland, Georgia

As a child of the 1980s I have plenty of experience with all the toys from that time period. Hey, I even remember having a picture of Boy George in my Cabbage Patch Doll wallet. Wait…what? Yeah, I know. What 4 year old needs to carry cash? CRAZY! Did you...

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising in London

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising in London

It may be April Fools’ Day and Palm Sunday, but did you also know today is the 121st anniversary of the Wrigley Company’s founding? William Wrigley originally sold soap and baking powder with a package of gum attached to each can, but the gum became so popular he switched products....

Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

Sulabh International Museum of Toilets

When you google “weird museum” you usually get the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets as one of the results. But we don’t want to cover popular google searches on this blog. Also, who wants to write about a collection of toilets when there is a toilet-shaped museum in existence? Opened...

Harlekinäum, Wiesbaden, Germany

Harlekinäum, Wiesbaden, Germany

Occasionally people say I’m funny, but I know my humor is sometimes dry and not everyone’s cup of tea. If comedy is supposedly subjective, then that doesn’t explain why a Laughter Museum exists in the world. Even though I’m not surprised to learn this place is located in Germany (hopefully...

Lee’s Legendary Marbles & Collectables in Nebraska

Lee’s Legendary Marbles & Collectables in Nebraska

A long, long time ago in a land far, far away there were children who weren’t distracted by television and computers. They actually went outside and used their imaginations. Remember that? Besides making up games (OHMYGOD!) there were Raggedy Ann Dolls, Lincoln Logs, Yo-Yos and of course…marbles. Back then you...

The Toy and Action Figure Museum – Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma

The Toy and Action Figure Museum – Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma

The Toy and Action Figure Museum - Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma Located in the mild-mannered city of Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma, The Toy and Action Figure Museum celebrates the bright, wild world of action figures with a cacophonous collection of plastic characters. Opened in 2005, the museum was actually started thanks to...

Icelandic Phallological Museum, Reykjavík

Icelandic Phallological Museum, Reykjavík

Don't miss this, great dicks everywhere! Start from tiny penis to incredibly enormous dick, from fish to fowl and over! It's really one of those things you simply have to do, and particularly if you have an adequate sense of humor or are simply interested in male anatomy. The Icelandic...

Curiosity Museum – The Little Shop of Horrors in London’s East End

Curiosity Museum – The Little Shop of Horrors in London’s East End

Years ago when I studied to become a museologist, I learned all about Cabinets of Curiosities or Cabinets of Wonder, precursors to today’s museum. Viktor Wynd, curator and proprietor of The Little Shop of Horrors in London’s East End, was curious “to see how a contemporary wunderkammer might look”. So...

Riverside History Center, Riverside, Iowa

Riverside History Center, Riverside, Iowa

What better way to celebrate the American holiday of overeating, football games and ridiculous shopping “deals” than with American hero Captain James T. Kirk? Thanks to chimaera-stormhawk I now know he will be born in Riverside, Iowa in the year 2233, when hopefully Americans are no longer eating turkeys with...

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