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(ABC 27)   Want to buy real oddities for Christmas? Ripley's in New York has things like a vampire-killing kit for $25,000 or a shrunken-head for a little more than $19,000   ( abc27.com) divider line
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2013-12-01 08:01:26 AM  
Believe or not.
2013-12-01 08:02:46 AM  
Are you sure it's not a P.T. Barnum store?  Only because if you're willing to pay that much for those items...you're proving an adage he may or may not have said about suckers...
2013-12-01 08:02:58 AM  

Is that like the fathead thing? Can I get a custom one if I send in a pic or something?
2013-12-01 08:03:05 AM  
But all I need is a pair of socks.
2013-12-01 08:07:49 AM  
That seems like a lot of money for a little head...
2013-12-01 08:31:37 AM  
Aren't real shrunken-heads illegal? So you're basically paying $19K for something someone bought in a airport gift shop on their trip to the Amazon.
2013-12-01 08:35:19 AM  
In New York, getting your head shrunk for only $19K is a bargain.
2013-12-01 09:00:48 AM  
Actually, the 17th century British cannon does look cool, but at that price I could probably build my own cannon.
2013-12-01 11:15:49 AM  

abhorrent1: Aren't real shrunken-heads illegal? So you're basically paying $19K for something someone bought in a airport gift shop on their trip to the Amazon.

Not sure if illegal, but 99.99% of the shrunken heads out there are about as authentic as the ones made by using this.

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2013-12-01 11:20:16 AM  
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2013-12-01 11:30:44 AM  
...FWIW, I got hooked on the BION books when I was 8 years old and have loved 'em - and the Odditoriums - ever since.  They're probably the last surviving remnant of the old 'freak show', and a hell of a lot of fun.

/Have been to all the Odditoriums except Times Square
2013-12-01 12:32:38 PM  
I made my own vampire killing kit once, and it only cost me about $20. It was for a college class about vampires. (Yes, really.)
2013-12-01 02:41:57 PM  
It's not "shrunken-head", tardmitter. It is not a compund word; therefore this misuse of a hyphen makes you look like either a dummy or a distracted goof. This phrase is clearly made up of a noun ("head") and its adjective "shrunken". If you have time to waste here on Fark, then I assume you're probably capable of doing most things in life well - so why not learn how to f*cking write? But anyway, congratulations on your successful-submission.

2013-12-01 03:29:46 PM  
See, if I were rich, I would totally blow my money on sh*t like this.
2013-12-01 06:49:32 PM  
How do I know that's actually holy water in the anti vampire kit?
It's not as if the water can be tested for holiness!
2013-12-01 07:48:11 PM  
$25,000 for a vampire killing kit? You're crazy. They're all fakes you know. There never was a real vampire-killing kit. The peasants just made their own stakes ad hoc. They'd put a brick in the vampire's mouth to keep it from biting people.

As for shrunken heads, you can get them direct from the manufacturer for less than $2,000 a half dozen. Shrunken heads are dirt cheap unless they're a close personal enemy of the shrinker.
2013-12-01 09:50:50 PM  
I've seen the vampire kit on PawnStars. Can't be more than $300.
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