10 Weirdest Museums You Really Should Visit

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Ridiculous History: Famous Museum Diorama Includes Human Remains

Ridiculous History: Famous Museum Diorama Includes Human Remains

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Author's Note: 10 Weirdest Museums You Really Should Visit

To say I appreciate museums is an understatement. I've planned vacations around museum locations, made itineraries based on museum hours and, once, I lingered so long in London's National Gallery I thought I might be locked in overnight (not a bad thing, really). I'm also a big fan of the odd, which made learning more about the world's 10 weirdest museums all the more interesting. It's difficult to select a favorite on this list, but the Toilet Seat Museum ranks near the top -- for the authenticity of its owner and the sincerity of his work.

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