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Conwy’s Quay House – Smallest House Museum in the World

Conwy’s Quay House – Smallest House Museum in the World

With the imposing walls of a ruined medieval castle standing in the background, Conwy’s Quay House is not only the smallest house in Great Britain, but probably also the smallest house museum in the world. I had a chance to visit this itsy bitsy tourist attraction on a day trip...

Loretta Lynn’s The Pill Museum in Cleveland, Ohio

Loretta Lynn’s The Pill Museum in Cleveland, Ohio

This next museum makes me want to listen to Loretta Lynn’s The Pill. The Dittrick Medical History Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio has America’s only birth control museum. Opened since 2005, the museum exhibit has 650 artifacts–ranging from beaver-testicle tea believed to prevent pregnancy to sheep...

Oak Woods Cemetery on Chicago’s South Side

Oak Woods Cemetery on Chicago’s South Side

As October approaches, more and more people visit cemeteries because, you know, dead people are spooky or something. If you’ve read this blog long enough then you already know that I am a pretty morbid person. I visit cemeteries year-round. Apparently there is a name for it - a taphophile....

1.8 mile Bob Dylan Way, Minnesota

1.8 mile Bob Dylan Way, Minnesota

I wasn’t always a fan of Dylan, but I appreciate him a lot more than I used to, especially as I’ve gotten older. If you ever find yourself in Dylan’s hometown of Duluth, then make sure to walk around downtown where you can follow the 1.8 mile Bob Dylan Way....

Museum of the City of New York “Mac Conner: A New York Life”

Museum of the City of New York “Mac Conner: A New York Life”

Anyone else excited about the upcoming final season of Mad Men? It’s, like, my favourite television show ever, guys. I always think of my relative who was obsessed with Dallas and died before they found out who shot J.R., which means I have to live another 8 months or so....

Former Peanut Farmer Jimmy Carter, Georgia

Former Peanut Farmer Jimmy Carter, Georgia

In honor of Presidents’ Day, here is a statue, crafted in plaster and mesh, that pays homage to former U.S. President and former peanut farmer Jimmy Carter. Located in his birthplace and hometown of Plains, Georgia, Carter’s trademark grin is accurately showcased on the peanut. If you’re wondering how this...

Olomouc Astronomical Clock, Czech Republic

Olomouc Astronomical Clock, Czech Republic

Astronomical clocks represent the first real effort at organizing communities around the 24-hour clock, centuries before the Industrial Revolution. There are two clocks that survive in the Czech Republic, both popular tourist attractions, but only one is Communist. Located in the northern facade of the town hall, the Olomouc Astronomical...

Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans

Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans

August 6, 1928 is Andy Warhol’s birthday. He would have been 86 years old if he was still living life and stuff. Probably his most famous “artwork” (if you can call it that…I’m not much of a fan of pop art, to be honest) is Campbell’s Soup Cans. I’m sure...

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