ODDITY NEWS: Doctor Famous for his Plasticized Bodies Gets Approval for Permanent Corpse Museum in Berlin
Dr. Gunther von Hagens, who has toured the world with his grisly but astounding flayed corpses preserved through a patented plastination process, has gotten approval to open a permanent museum in Berlin.
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ODDITY NEWS: Doctor Famous for his Plasticized Bodies Gets Approval for Permanent Corpse Museum in Berlin

Dr. Gunther von Hagens, who has toured the world with his grisly but astounding flayed corpses preserved through a patented plastination process, has gotten approval to open a permanent museum in Berlin.

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ODDITY NEWS: So…We’ve Bronzed This Thing Now
Western Kentucky University has given the immortality of bronze to its H.R. Pufnstuf-style mascot, Big Red.
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ODDITY NEWS: So…We’ve Bronzed This Thing Now

Western Kentucky University has given the immortality of bronze to its H.R. Pufnstuf-style mascot, Big Red.

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RECYCLED POST: The Awe-Inspiring Leftovers of the New York World’s Fair
You might’ve missed the festivities today at Flushing Meadows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York World’s Fair, so here are some photos from my visit a couple years ago to all the awe-inspiring leftovers:
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RECYCLED POST: The Awe-Inspiring Leftovers of the New York World’s Fair

You might’ve missed the festivities today at Flushing Meadows to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York World’s Fair, so here are some photos from my visit a couple years ago to all the awe-inspiring leftovers:

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ODDITY NEWS: The Morbid Anatomy Library is Becoming The Morbid Anatomy Museum
I wrote about my visit to Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Library in The New York Grimpendium and did a talk there last year. Looks like it’s evolving into a new, bigger space this year and becoming the Morbid Anatomy Museum. Sounds way cool.
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ODDITY NEWS: The Morbid Anatomy Library is Becoming The Morbid Anatomy Museum

I wrote about my visit to Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Library in The New York Grimpendium and did a talk there last year. Looks like it’s evolving into a new, bigger space this year and becoming the Morbid Anatomy Museum. Sounds way cool.

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OTIS PHOTO: Next on my reading agenda…
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OTIS PHOTO: Next on my reading agenda…

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ODDITY NEWS: How to Ship a T-Rex Skeleton
The Smithsonian recently received one of the largest and most complete T-Rex skeletons ever found. They just had to figure out what to do with it.
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ODDITY NEWS: How to Ship a T-Rex Skeleton

The Smithsonian recently received one of the largest and most complete T-Rex skeletons ever found. They just had to figure out what to do with it.

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ODDITY VISIT
Knowledge of the Dead: Grove Street Cemetery
Surrounded by the buildings of Yale University and filled with the Yale dead, this 1797 cemetery has a lot to offer the living…(read more)
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ODDITY VISIT

Knowledge of the Dead: Grove Street Cemetery

Surrounded by the buildings of Yale University and filled with the Yale dead, this 1797 cemetery has a lot to offer the living…(read more)

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love-and-squalor:

Celebrating @jwocker’s birthday with monsters and other weird stuff. Of course we’re doing that!

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love-and-squalor:

Celebrating @jwocker’s birthday with monsters and other weird stuff. Of course we’re doing that!

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OTIS PHOTO: Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, CT. A dead bird makes more sense than most things I’ve seen carved on graves.
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OTIS PHOTO: Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, CT. A dead bird makes more sense than most things I’ve seen carved on graves.

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OTIS PHOTO: More Wild Bill’s.
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OTIS PHOTO: More Wild Bill’s.

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OTIS PHOTO: At Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Store in CT. Cool place, and will get even cooler once the dark ride is done.
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OTIS PHOTO: At Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Store in CT. Cool place, and will get even cooler once the dark ride is done.

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ODDITY NEWS: A Disgusting, Disgusting, Kind of Historic Beach
So NYC has this beach covered in disgusting trash, some of which dates back 100 years.
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ODDITY NEWS: A Disgusting, Disgusting, Kind of Historic Beach

So NYC has this beach covered in disgusting trash, some of which dates back 100 years.

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ODDITY NEWS: Firsthand Account of Chernobyl as a Tourist Destination
What are you up to this weekend? How about a jaunt to Chernobyl?
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ODDITY NEWS: Firsthand Account of Chernobyl as a Tourist Destination

What are you up to this weekend? How about a jaunt to Chernobyl?

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ODDITY NEWS: The World’s Most Beautiful Mummy
Her name was Rosalia Lombardo, and she died in 1920 of pneumonia in Italy, where she was embalmed and put in the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Italy. And then, well, nothing happened to her, not even decay.
And I am apparently much more comfortable with the ugly mummies.
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ODDITY NEWS: The World’s Most Beautiful Mummy

Her name was Rosalia Lombardo, and she died in 1920 of pneumonia in Italy, where she was embalmed and put in the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Italy. And then, well, nothing happened to her, not even decay.

And I am apparently much more comfortable with the ugly mummies.

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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: 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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