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(Brightest Young Things)   What happens when a museum of oddities closes? Come for the stuffed unicorn. Stay for the Elephant Man   (brightestyoungthings.com) divider line 15
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2014-04-18 03:32:04 PM
Took me a minute to realize this chick was real and not part of the oddities museum display...

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2014-04-18 04:18:11 PM
It belongs in a museum.

Seriously wish I had known this collection existed BEFORE it freaking closed down, I love shiate like this.  If I had a time machine the first place I would visit would be P.T. Barnum's American Museum.  Hopefully not while it was burning to the ground.
 
2014-04-18 07:02:15 PM

SecretAgentWoman: Took me a minute to realize this chick was real and not part of the oddities museum display...

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Same. I was "How much for the exhibit with the mohawk?"
 
2014-04-18 08:18:21 PM
Wow, that sucks. I used to work with James, pretty cool guy.
 
2014-04-18 08:24:56 PM
I am not curious enough to click a brightest young things link
 
2014-04-18 08:30:44 PM
A lot of kindling grade artifacts in that place.
 
2014-04-18 08:33:41 PM
This isn't the first time it's been closed. I didn't know it had re-opened in DC but this is the same museum that we used to have in Baltimore.
 
2014-04-18 08:58:27 PM
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2014-04-18 09:02:29 PM
The Dime Museum was one of my favorite places in Baltimore. The owners sold me some cool old brass thingamajigs once.
 
2014-04-18 09:15:50 PM
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2014-04-18 09:42:30 PM
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But I traveled all this way just to give her the Blind Watchers Eye and the Pelvis of Pelagius!
Now what am I going to do?
 
2014-04-18 10:54:09 PM
I would buy all of that. And get divorced. And live out my lonely existence with my oddities. Please do not green any links to any auctions.
 
2014-04-18 11:24:16 PM
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2014-04-19 12:12:07 AM
Hmmm. I wonder if the Mutter Museum will be adopting some of these things?
 
2014-04-19 06:45:49 AM
I grew up in DC and spent time in Bmore and never heard of these places. Bummer.

I do remember going to the Walter Reed museum as a 7 yo and seeing some verifiably freaky (and legit) stuff. I think there was like a three headed baby. Wonder if there was any crossover here, like a Marvel movie.
 
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