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8 Oddly Specific Museums Preserving Our History

Allison Keene
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1. The Barbed Wire Museum

The Barbed Wire Museum in McLean, Texas, comes complete with a reading list for those who want to know more about the history of this apparently fascinating fencing. Also known as the "Devil's Rope," it came into being by way of a mutated coffee bean grinder (which made the barbs) and a hand-cranked grindstone device (that twisted the wires together) ... just like Mama used to make, right?

2. The Frank and Jane Cement Brick Museum

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3. The Washington Banana Museum

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4. The Fan Museum

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5. Museum of Questionable Medical Devices

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6. The Museum of Bad Art

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7. Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast and Museum

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8. Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia

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What are some odd museums you've been to or stumbled upon online?

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