Tag - museums

Tesla Museum

The Oatmeal Wants To Help Build A Nikola...

And so you may remember a previous post of mine where I told you about The Oatmeal‘s love affair with Nikola Tesla? Yeah, this post. Well, keeping with what the public knows of his manic, obsessive personality, Matthew Inman has thrown...

Your Weekend Justice #86: Always Share Your...

Oh for the love of–! Yes, another one. It’s Weekend Justice: the podcast that will crank call you at three in the morning despite the restraining order. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by...

Carter’s Antique Toy Museum

On our recent road trip, we made lots of interesting discoveries. One of my favorites was this gem: Carter’s Antique Toy Museum in Zionsville, Indiana. About seventeen miles from Indianapolis, it’s a building with three floors...

Poe House visitation

32 Days of Halloween III, Day 17: The Poe...

For today’s kickoff, a bit of what I did while in Baltimore for the Poe Bicentennial as part of my 32 Days of Halloween special trip. Here’s a walkthrough of the Poe House there in Baltimore, which was open for a viewing of...

Wacked Out Monstrous Taxidermy in Spain

The Lara Museum is located in Ronda, Spain. It looks like the kind of place that would have Curious Expeditions (one of my favorite sites for whacked out locales) in there in a heartbeat, but searching their site gives me nothing. Knowing...

Silver Clockwork Swan Allowed Only Two Fish...

The Bowes Museum is in North East England and has, among its collection, a silver swan automaton that dates back to 1773. It was purchased for £200 in 1872. Not a bad price–they should have bought two, it might have been cheaper...

Gizmodo Delves Into the Lego Vault

Gizmodo, lucky bastages that they are, got to enter the legendary Lego Vault, which contains almost every single Lego set ever produced, totalling 4720 of the things. And every single one of them was unopened. Sheer madness. And I can relate...