Soviet Lifestyle Museum in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia

Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan, a republic of Russia. Not only is the state a great mixture of Russian and Tatar culture, but it is also where you can find a museum that celebrates the old USSR. For those feeling a bit nostalgic or who just want a peek...

Every Mention Of Manchester In Morrissey’s Autobiography

In my attempt to read the run-on ramblings of Morrissey’s memoirs (who is made of “Irish Blood, English Heart”) I thought I’d keep it interesting with my obsessive curatorial tendencies (and I once lived in Manchester, which means my heart also bleeds very damp industrial tears) by noting every mention*...

Insurance Museum, Budynek Muzeum Ubezpieczeń

Anybody need insurance? In Kraków, you will find the world’s only Insurance Museum, Budynek Muzeum Ubezpieczeń. Located on the premises of PZU, one of the oldest insurance institutions, objects from the last three centuries are on display to show the development of insurance activities in Poland. Items include the insurance...

Wisconsin Cranberry Museum in Warrens

Wisconsin Cranberry Museum in Warrens

Sorry I’ve been missing in action. I told you that shit was going to happen, but please stick with me as I try to get back in the game of blogging about weird museums. Here in the good ol’ United States of America people are preparing for the holiday of...

Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University

As the never-ending 2016 U.S. presidential election continues in Philadelphia with the Democratic National Convention, a local museum has an exhibit all about presidents. Well, not exactly. It’s actually about presidential hair, which seems appropriate considering Donald Trump has the world’s most amazing (or hideous) combover. The Academy of Natural...

About Celebrating Workers And The Labor Movement

About Celebrating Workers And The Labor Movement

If you spend a lot of time on social media, you might have noticed some Americans have confused Labor Day with Memorial Day or even Veterans Day. Today is not about honoring veterans or the military dead, it is strictly about celebrating workers and the labor movement. I actually received...

Buchstaben Museum in Berlin

Buchstaben Museum in Berlin

Buchstaben Museum in Berlin is perfect for people, like me, who love typography and old street signs. With globalization and corporate-whoredom ruining everything, many traditional family-run businesses and mom-and-pop stores are disappearing from the landscape, replaced with mediocrity and blandness. Where once a street was covered with eyecatching signs, usually...

Leila Cohoon, Founder of Leila’s Hair Museum

Leila Cohoon, founder of Leila’s Hair Museum in Independence, Mo. No, you won’t find curling irons and bump its at Leila’s Hair Salon Museum. Instead visitors marvel at 159 wreaths and 2000 pieces of jewelry made out of human hair. Great way to recycle your hair after you have a...

Museum Devoted to the Magic of Buttons

In case you were wondering, there is more than one museum devoted to the magic of buttons. I know, shocking, isn’t it? Dover, Ohio…Bishopville, South Carolina…Waterbury, Connecticut…Ross-on-Wye, England…the largest one is located in Rimini, Italy with over 50,000 buttons. Aren’t you glad that you know this?

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