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Baltimore, Maryland

The American Visionary Art Museum

A museum is dedicated to exhibiting remarkable outsider art
39.2801, -76.6068
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Astronomical Clock

Macabre astrological automaton clock dating to the late 1400s
50.0870, 14.4208
Paris, France

Deyrolle Taxidermy

Paris' fabled purveyor of exotic taxidermy and natural history curios
48.8563, 2.3263
New York, New York

Evolution Nature Store

A terrific purveyor of natural history objects and curios
40.7235, -74.0002
Galileo's Middle Finger
Florence, Italy

Galileo's Middle Finger

The middle finger of modernity
43.7677, 11.2560
Wax anatomy at La Specola
Florence, Italy

La Specola Anatomical Collection

The largest and most famous wax anatomical collection anywhere in the world
43.7645, 11.2470
Boston, Massachusetts

Mapparium

An enormous, inside-out glass globe built in 1935
42.3455, -71.0868
Moulagenmuseum. (Press Photo)
Zurich, Switzerland

Moulagenmuseum

Museum dedicated to wax representations of disfiguring diseases
47.3805, 8.5486
Paris, France

Musée Dupuytren

Weird wax anatomical models reside here, as do other anatomical specimens
48.8508, 2.3412
Clément Ader's Avion III
Paris, France

Musée des Arts et Métiers

France's national museum of scientific and industrial instruments
48.8666, 2.3555
Museé Fragonard
Maisons-Alfort, France

Museé Fragonard

The only remaining collection of flayed figures made by French "madman" Honoré Fragonard
48.8005, 2.4356
San Francisco, California

Musée Mécanique

A collection of 20th-century automata, penny arcade games, and musical contraptions
37.8093, -122.4159
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mutter Museum

America's most famous museum of medical oddities, and home to the remains of Einstein's Brain
39.9535, -75.1768
Baltimore, Maryland

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

African American history through life-sized wax models
39.3119, -76.5968
London, England

Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret

In this cobwebbed old operating theater, you can practically hear the screams of the unanestisized patients
51.5050, -0.0887
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Quigley's Castle

The Ozarks' strangest dwelling
36.3452, -93.7547
Apothecary jars in main room
Florence, Italy

Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy

The oldest operating pharmacy in the world, featuring 800 year old recipes
43.7736, 11.2484
London, England

Sir John Soane's Museum

A cluttered and astounding collection of ethnographic items
51.5168, -0.1176
Boston, Massachusetts

Warren Anatomical Museum

Boston medical museum featuring the skull of famous medical case Phineas Gage
42.3352, -71.1038
Los Angeles, California

Watts Towers

America's most famous piece of self-built architecture
33.9393, -118.2610
São Paulo, Brazil

Butantã Snake Institute

A snake farm famous for its venemous varieties
-23.5691, -46.7148
Kiev, Ukraine

Nicolaï Syadristy’s Micro Miniature Museum

One of the world’s best microminiaturist, Nicolaï Siadristy displays his lifetime of tiny creations in this museum
50.4354, 30.5552
Peru

Q'eswachaka Rope Bridge

Keshwa chaca, the last handwoven Incan bridge, crosses Apurimac Canyon in Peru
-14.4088, -71.3349
Rockport, Massachusetts

Paper House

An 80-year-old house built out of newspapers
42.6745, -70.6299