Strange Sightings at Blue Star Museums
Some of our participating offer more conventional collections than others. There are incredible works of art, important artifacts from our past, and wonders from the natural world. Then there are other museums that showcase a whole lot of mustard. The quirky, colorful items featured here are by turns wacky and mind-boggling, and prove that there truly is a museum for every taste.
were all surgically removed from a patient suffering from pica, a disease characterized by compulsive eating of non-nutritive, largely non-food items. Although ice and dirt are common cravings for individuals with pica, this particular patient, who did not survive surgery, had an unfortunate appetite for nails, buttons, thimbles, and safety pins.
Patricia and Walter Arnell, the Mini Time Machine has entire worlds recreated in the smallest of scales. There's a tiny fairy castle, witch's lair, violin shop, historic homes, artist studios, Santa's workshop—the list of "tiny delights" goes on and on. There are even two miniature dogs dressed as loyalty living in a replica of a French chateau. Which alone makes the museum worth a visit. Tiny royal dogs!
History has all sorts of fascinating things on display: preserved sea creatures, skulls of early human ancestors, rare minerals, and fossils of now-extinct species. But this eye-catching display features something we rarely think of as beautiful: beetles. Although the museum represents only a sliver of the more than 350,000(!) known species of beetle, it's still a gorgeous, eye-opening display.
ensure their sandwich buns are consistently the perfect shape and height? The bun gauge, of course. Although not currently on display, the gauge features height and diamater measurements for McDonald's Big Macs, regular burgers, and quarter-pounders.