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Anne Murray Centre, Canada

Anne Murray Centre, Canada

Yesterday I told you about the brand-new ABBA Museum in Stockholm, but that’s not the only random music museum in existence. Even though Canada is the home of respectable musicians like Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell (let’s forget about Avril Lavigne, Céline Dion, Nickelback, and the rapper called...

Chiesa dei Morti – Church of the Dead, Urbania, Italy

Chiesa dei Morti – Church of the Dead, Urbania, Italy

This next one isn’t necessarily a museum, but it’s definitely an interesting historical place to visit if you ever find yourself in Urbania, Italy. Well, it’s, like, the only attraction in town but don’t let that stop you. Since 1833, eighteen mummies from the Medieval period stand in individual glass...

Museu de Carrossess Funebres, Barcelona, Spain

Museu de Carrossess Funebres, Barcelona, Spain

I know of a few funeral museums but I never thought there would be one dedicated to a topic so specific like funeral carriages. Like life (or death), getting to this museum in Barcelona is a bit of an adventure. First, you have to report to the city’s Municipal Funeral...

Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville, Tennessee

Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville, Tennessee

If he was still with us, today would have been Johnny Cash’s 82nd birthday. Considering Valentine’s Day was nearly two weeks ago, let’s honour Johnny’s memory (and his wife June’s, who died four months before him) with a Valentine he gave her back in 1998. It’s on display at the...

Anchorage’s Earthquake Park, Alaska

Anchorage’s Earthquake Park, Alaska

Lasting nearly three minutes with a magnitude of 9.2, the Good Friday Earthquake of 1964 is the world’s second largest earthquake in recorded history. And Jesus Christ wasn’t the only person to die on this day, across Alaska 143 people lost their lives. Over 200 miles of railroad tracks were...

The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada, Philippines

The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada, Philippines

I don’t know how often you think of death, like exactly what will happen to your body when you die. Will you be buried or cremated? Or will your coffin be placed on the side of a cliff? Apparently this is a common practice of the Bo people of southern...

16-foot-tall bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin, Seattle

16-foot-tall bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin, Seattle

Nearly one hundred Vladimir Lenin statues have been toppled in the Ukraine since anti-government protests began in December. A Lenin statue that doesn’t appear to be going anywhere is the most random one of all. On the corner of N. 36th Street and Evanston Avenue N in the Fremont neighborhood...

National Memorial Day Museum

National Memorial Day Museum

May 27 is Memorial Day in the U.S., which is supposed to be a time to remember Americans who have died while serving in the military, but ends up being more about weddings and BBQs, even though the weather is always rainy and crappy. I didn’t think there would be...

World’s Tallest Pope Statue, Czestochowa, Poland

World’s Tallest Pope Statue, Czestochowa, Poland

With everyone and their Catholic grandmother talking about Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, I bet you were wondering where the world’s tallest Pope statue is located? Even though you’d probably guess Vatican City, the correct answer is actually Czestochowa (pronounced, like, Chestakova) in Poland. Don’t forget Pope John...

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