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Urban Planning Museum, Shanghai

Urban Planning Museum, Shanghai

Located in People’s Square, Shanghai, the Urban Planning museum displays the city’s urban planning and development as well as its history. The centerpiece is a scale model depicting Shanghai circa 2020. Every single building (at least every planned one) in China’s most populated city can be viewed alongside or from...

Science Museum, London, England

Science Museum, London, England

Set of sixty miniature heads used in phrenology, Manchester, England, 1831. Science Museum, London Phrenology originated with German physician Franz Joseph Gall with assistance from his colleague, Johann Kaspar Spurzheim. Phrenologists believed that the shape and size of various areas of the brain and skull determined personality. These heads are...

Mundaneum Museum, Belgium

Mundaneum Museum, Belgium

Blame the craziness of life for not blogging all week. There is life outside the internet? No, you must be lying. Wait…what’s the internet? As far as I know, the internet was not invented by Al Gore, but it is a well-known fact that a couple of Belgian lawyers birthed...

Brain Museum in Lima, Peru

Brain Museum in Lima, Peru

Something tells me this next museum wouldn’t interest the Jersey Shore types. I can imagine Snooki saying something like “Ew, gross!” followed by “I miss Jionni!” Even though I just admitted to my 9,000 followers that I watch Jersey Shore, that’s okay, because I read three books and visited two...

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Happy Good Friday! Well, maybe not so happy, but today is the religious holiday observed primarily by Christians in commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. So they’re happy because they know he’s coming back. Or something. Did you know at the Israel Museum there is a heel bone punctured...

History of Pharmacy Museum, Arizona

History of Pharmacy Museum, Arizona

Yesterday’s tragedy in Arizona had me thinking lots of things. But considering this blog is usually about strange, little museums and not political events, I thought I’d look up a weird museum located in Tucson, Arizona. Founded forty-five years ago by a former pharmacist, the History of Pharmacy Museum is...

“Soap Woman” at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia

“Soap Woman” at the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia

We have covered the Mütter Museum before on the blog. In case you didn’t already know, it is part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The museum started in 1858 with the medical research collection of Dr. Thomas Mütter. Known for oddities, specimens, wax models, and antique medical instruments,...

Esperanto Museum in Vienna, Austria

Esperanto Museum in Vienna, Austria

Did you know there’s a language for everyone? Well, sort of. Since the 16th century people like Francis Bacon, René Descartes, and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz have tried to come up with constructed languages. Supposedly there are 500 so-called planned languages, but the most important one is Esperanto, which was invented...

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