ODDITY NEWS: Furry Hydra Wins Taxidermy Contest
Earlier this month in Brooklyn, Takeshi Yamada won the Carnivorous Nights Taxidermy Contest with his impressive and disturbing furry hydra, which took eight carcasses to build. Good times with dead animals.
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ODDITY NEWS: Furry Hydra Wins Taxidermy Contest

Earlier this month in Brooklyn, Takeshi Yamada won the Carnivorous Nights Taxidermy Contest with his impressive and disturbing furry hydra, which took eight carcasses to build. Good times with dead animals.

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ODDITY NEWS: Entrepreneur of UFO-Themed Beef Jerky Building a UFO-Themed Hotel
Man who made his fortune selling Alien Fresh beef jerky out in the Mohave Desert gets the okay to start construction on a UFO-themed hotel. 
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ODDITY NEWS: Entrepreneur of UFO-Themed Beef Jerky Building a UFO-Themed Hotel

Man who made his fortune selling Alien Fresh beef jerky out in the Mohave Desert gets the okay to start construction on a UFO-themed hotel. 

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RANDOM POST: Fun fact…The first ever Netflix “streaming” movie I put in my queue is still there, unwatched, six or seven years later.
Oh, and I know it says “Resume,” but that’s because I accidentally hit play when I was trying to screengrab…
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RANDOM POST: Fun fact…The first ever Netflix “streaming” movie I put in my queue is still there, unwatched, six or seven years later.

Oh, and I know it says “Resume,” but that’s because I accidentally hit play when I was trying to screengrab…

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ODDITY VISIT
Asbestos We Can: Thetford Mines
You know those stories where we dig too deep into the ground and unleash some unholy ancient terror on the populace? Those are all based on a true story…the story of asbestos. And I went to explore some of the open pit mines where it happened…(read more)
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ODDITY VISIT

Asbestos We Can: Thetford Mines

You know those stories where we dig too deep into the ground and unleash some unholy ancient terror on the populace? Those are all based on a true story…the story of asbestos. And I went to explore some of the open pit mines where it happened…(read more)

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ODDITY NEWS: Roadtrippers Traveling Museum of the Macabre Debuts
Roadtrippers.com got a lot more interesting to me once they hired the Who Forted? crew and weirded themselves up a bit.
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ODDITY NEWS: Roadtrippers Traveling Museum of the Macabre Debuts

Roadtrippers.com got a lot more interesting to me once they hired the Who Forted? crew and weirded themselves up a bit.

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ODDITY NEWS: Italian Island that Lots of Headlines Call “Most Haunted in the World” Goes Up for Sale
It’s called Poveglia Island, and its history and its legends are inextricably intertwined and involve barbarian wars, mental asylums, plagues, and mad doctors. And you can own it if you’ve got the cash.
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ODDITY NEWS: Italian Island that Lots of Headlines Call “Most Haunted in the World” Goes Up for Sale

It’s called Poveglia Island, and its history and its legends are inextricably intertwined and involve barbarian wars, mental asylums, plagues, and mad doctors. And you can own it if you’ve got the cash.

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ODDITY NEWS: Mysterious Copper-Plated Mummies from the Arctic Circle
That headline should be emblazoned in a lurid font on a 1940s horror movie poster, but it’s really just another day in Archaeology Land.
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ODDITY NEWS: Mysterious Copper-Plated Mummies from the Arctic Circle

That headline should be emblazoned in a lurid font on a 1940s horror movie poster, but it’s really just another day in Archaeology Land.

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ODDITY NEWS: Ice-Age Bees from La Brea Tar Pits Get Scanned
The museum dredged these bees from the ancient pitch in the 1970s, but only recently sent the delicate pupae through a micro-CT scan. Amazing results. I’m a big fan of the La Brea Tar Pits. Been there a couple of times.
Read about my first visit.
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ODDITY NEWS: Ice-Age Bees from La Brea Tar Pits Get Scanned

The museum dredged these bees from the ancient pitch in the 1970s, but only recently sent the delicate pupae through a micro-CT scan. Amazing results. I’m a big fan of the La Brea Tar Pits. Been there a couple of times.

Read about my first visit.

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OTIS PHOTO: Next OTIS post will be about this strange and spooky place, from a trip we took last summer…
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OTIS PHOTO: Next OTIS post will be about this strange and spooky place, from a trip we took last summer…

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ODDITY NEWS: X-Files Filming Site That Might’ve Once Been an X-Files Itself
Grouse Mountain in Vancouver was the filming site for the Season 2 episode, “Ascension.” Forty years earlier, it was the site of a strange plane crash that some tie to UFO weirdness.
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ODDITY NEWS: X-Files Filming Site That Might’ve Once Been an X-Files Itself

Grouse Mountain in Vancouver was the filming site for the Season 2 episode, “Ascension.” Forty years earlier, it was the site of a strange plane crash that some tie to UFO weirdness.

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ODDITY NEWS: Death Salon in London Last Week
Morticians, medical personnel, museum curators, and other morbid-minded folks gathered at Barts Pathology Museum in London last week to talk shop at a death salon.
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ODDITY NEWS: Death Salon in London Last Week

Morticians, medical personnel, museum curators, and other morbid-minded folks gathered at Barts Pathology Museum in London last week to talk shop at a death salon.

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OTIS PHOTO: I like cracking open a secondhand book on my shelf and discovering an author’s autograph. Especially when it’s Harlan Ellison’s.
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OTIS PHOTO: I like cracking open a secondhand book on my shelf and discovering an author’s autograph. Especially when it’s Harlan Ellison’s.

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ODDITY NEWS: The History of the Vincent Price Art Gallery in Los Angeles
All right, so nothing actually odd about this one, but if you put Vincent Price’s name on your building, I’m going to put your building on my list…
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ODDITY NEWS: The History of the Vincent Price Art Gallery in Los Angeles

All right, so nothing actually odd about this one, but if you put Vincent Price’s name on your building, I’m going to put your building on my list…

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OTIS PHOTO: So today I visited a couple of cemeteries, re-potted my Venus Fly Trap, and started building a custom stand for my shrunken head. It’s happened. I’ve turned into Gomez Addams. Maybe Morticia.
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OTIS PHOTO: So today I visited a couple of cemeteries, re-potted my Venus Fly Trap, and started building a custom stand for my shrunken head. It’s happened. I’ve turned into Gomez Addams. Maybe Morticia.

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OTIS PHOTO: Also in Plymouth’s Burial Hill Cemetery, a fungusy skull grave.
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OTIS PHOTO: Also in Plymouth’s Burial Hill Cemetery, a fungusy skull grave.

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