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The Last Taxidermist in Paris

The Last Taxidermist in Paris

“The Last Taxidermist in Paris” was an article from the January 1985 issue of World of Interiors magazine about Deyrolle, the historic taxidermy shop and natural history emporium. Founded in 1831 by well-known entomologist Jean-Baptiste Deyrolle (and later run by his grandson Émile Deyrolle) the shop was home to a...

Zucker-Museum, Berlin, Germany

Zucker-Museum, Berlin, Germany

The number 200 makes me think of numbers in general, which then leads to math (my least favorite school subject) and the Math Museum in New York City. But the Math Museum seems quite boring and a bit too kid friendly for my tastes. Instead why don’t we focus on...

Spear Hunting Museum, Alabama

Spear Hunting Museum, Alabama

There’s not much to say about the Spear Hunting Museum, except that I’m surprised to learn Alabama has African big game. Oh, and carrying a spear gives you bad posture. And you’ll always be on time for the big hunt if you wear a wristwatch. Also, did you know Gene...

Museo della Bora, Italy

Museo della Bora, Italy

This next museum might blow you away, like, literally. Chicago might be called the Windy City, but the seaport city of Trieste actually deserves the title. Although the city is well known for its history and gorgeous architecture, Trieste is also affected by a chilly north-easterly wind called Bora, which...

Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City

Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City

Skulls Unlimited is not the name of the newest, coolest band; it’s the world’s largest supplier of bone specimens to museums and medical colleges…and to little old you. Hey, if you want to buy a one-of-a-kind reptile skeleton, that’s none of my business. It’s your money! Anyway, right next door...

The Museum of the Zoological Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia

The Museum of the Zoological Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia

Since I started this tumblr I’ve written a lot about taxidermy. But I can’t believe I haven’t written specifically about Russian taxidermy before. What’s wrong me? The Museum of the Zoological Institute in St. Petersburg is one of the largest of its kind in the world and Russia’s most popular...

“Gates of Hell” in Turkmenistan

“Gates of Hell” in Turkmenistan

Ever since I started this blog, I have made sorry attempts to highlight a spooky museum or weird collection/site during the month of October. It begins with promise, but then ends miserably. Well, this time I am really going to try to cover some strange and unusual places every weekday....

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