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Cabinet of Curiosities

Objects of yet to be defined categorical boundaries; a microcosm; a theater of memory; a Wunderkammer

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The Polypodis are high-heels that are entwined tentacles. Designed by Kermit Tesoro

Octopus High-Heel Shoes That Let You Walk On Tentacles

Bathing in a tub of ramen soup in Japan: Ichiro Furuya, founder & cook of a popular noodle store 'Nantsuttei' throws the imitation noodles bath agent into 'soup noodle spa' at the Hakone Yunessun Spa

A newspaper illustration for the account of James Bartley, an apprentice seaman on a whaler who was swallowed by a whale in February, 1891 and survived after 15 hours in the wahle's stomach. A Modem Jonah is inscribed on his tombstone in Gloucester, England

Some things, like this 45 record slip cover, need no comment


In March of 2015, Burger King restaurants in Japan sold Whopper scented cologne. Many of the stores sold out in one day.

Before the United States had a Federal currency, individual banks issued "bank notes" which holders could exchange for silver or gold coins at that bank. This bill featuring Santa Claus was issued in the 1850s by the Howard Banking Company, of Boston, Massachusetts

The "water boatman" (Micronecta scholtzi) is the loudest animal on Earth relative to its body size; it's been recorded "singing" at up to 99.2 decibels, the equivalent of listening to a loud orchestra play while sitting in the front row. It makes the sound by rubbing its penis against its abdomen in a process known as "stridulation". (photo by Jerome Sueur)

Bug makes record noise with penis

The City of Salem in Oregon has posted unusual signs near a park warning people that an angry owl could swoop down on them at any moment. At least 4 people have reported getting scratched by the unusually aggressive owl over the past couple months near Bush's Pasture Park & Soap Box Derby hill.

Elmer McCurdy's grave in Summit View Cemetary, Guthrie, Oklahoma. He was buried there after his body spent 60 years travelling the country appearing in carnivals, haunted houses, and wax museums before finally ending up in a museum-park in Long Beach, California. It was discovered there after being mistaken for a mannequin during the filming of The Six Million Dollar Man TV series in 1977.

How a Real Corpse Ended Up in a Fun Park Spookhouse

A declassified redacted CIA memorandum describing "Operation Acoustic Kitty" - a top-secret plan in the 1960s to turn a cat into a living, walking surveillance machine; it was surgically implanted with a microphone, transmitting and control devices to listen in on secret conversations. When the cat was released for its 1st live trial, it was run over by a taxi cab

One of the Washington Post newspaper headlines from July 1952. A series of UFO sightings occurred that month, including clusters of seven blips seen on radar by air traffic controllers at Washington National Airport. Similar blips were reported by radar operators at Andrews & Bolling Air Force bases.

Bigfoot Ornament--perfect for hiding amid the evergreen branches, available from

Bigfoot Ornament

Santaur Ornament--part Santa, part horse, all disturbingly awesome! Available from

Santaur Ornament

The Beast of Gévaudan was the name given to the man-eating wolves or wolf-like animals which terrorized the former province of Gévaudan (modern-day département of Lozère and part of Haute-Loire), in the Margeride Mountains in south-central France between 1764 and 1767. The attacks, which covered an area stretching , were said to have been committed by a large beast that had formidable teeth. This statue of the woman driving the beast away is in the village of Auvers

The Los Angeles Times newpaper article of the rumored enemy attack and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage that occured late 24 February to early 25 February in 1942 over Los Angeles, California. The official story it that it was a case of "war nerves" that was likely triggered by a weather balloon, some people think it was a UFO

The Falling Body photo: As the Cooper family moved into their new home in Texas, they took a photograph of the family sitting together, but as the photo is taken, a body falls from the ceiling. beyond that, there's not much information about this photo

The Cooper Falling Body Photograph
  • Deborah Hoag
    Deborah Hoag

    I believe this to be a hoax. Still creepy.

This carcass was accidentally caught in 1977 off the coast of New Zealand by the Japanese fishing trawler Zuiyō Maru. Before tossing this creature overboard due to the stench, measurements and a few tissue/bone samples were taken. Analysis since determined it may be a decomposed basking shark

Zuiyo-maru carcass - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Designer Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel commissioned chocolate artist Anya Gallaccio to create a life sized chocolate statue that looks just like his favorite model/muse Baptise Giabiconi, wearing only his underwear

Karl Lagerfeld Had A Chocolate Statue Made Of His Favorite Model

Just one of a series of gory ceramic creations from Edinburgh-based artist, Jessica Harrison.

Vintage Halloween costumes (I hope...)

These are the consequences of the use of an alternative to napalm by Russian army at Fort Zverev, located on the shores of the Baltic Sea in northern Kronstadt. It was done as a test inside of the brick houses. The temperature was so high that it caused the bricks to melt and form such icicles.

Napalm cave in Russia, Icicles of red brick ~ Incredipedia

The Ice Cave entrance within the Aokigahara Forest, located at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Japan. The forest’s more infamously known as a place where some people go in and never come out and ranked as the 2nd most popular suicide location on the planet.

Dyatlov Pass Memorial in the Ural Mountains, near Kholat Syakhl slope (Mansi language for "Mountain of the Dead"). Commemorates the mysterious deaths of an experienced 9 person expedition of ski-hikers who were attempting to trek a set of mountains in the Urals of Russia. The group failed to return from their trip, and investigators found their tents seemingly having been torn open from within, and some barefoot in the snow with significant injuries, yet no outward sign of struggle.


A record-breaking Great Sturgeon caught in Kazan, Russia in 1921 a

Page 45 B from The Dresden Codex, one of four remaining "books" attributed to the Maya culture, which flourished in the Yucatan Peninsula, Guatemala and Belize centuries before the arrival of Europeans in the Americas. One theory suggests that this page (along with previous pages) involves the tracking of the planet Mars