18 Bizarre and Random Things That Have Actually Happened
Believe it or not, Shawn Timothy Nelson was a U.S. Army veteran and unemployed plumber who stole an M60A3 Patton tank from a United States National Guard Armory in San Diego, California, and went on a rampage on May 18, 1995, destroying cars, fire hydrants, and a recreational vehicle. Continue readi
Sgt. Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He was in the trenches in France for 18 months, survived being gassed and went on to warn his unit of incoming gas attacks and artillery shelling; he located wounded soldiers, and helped capture a German spy. After the war, he was the Georgetown Hoyas’ mascot.
WOW, just plain WOW sitasays: “Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio,...
Estate Jewelry: The Horror
This 18k yellow gold “Scorpion” necklace, ca. 1978, was created by Italian designer Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. The necklace, which is formed of interlocking segments, has a detachable tail, so that just the scorpion claws can be worn as a collar. It’s an iconic piece, and typical of the stri
Fish Pendant | Middle Kingdom | The Met
A fish pendant features famously in an ancient Egyptian tale that is part of what we now call the Westcar Papyrus. It describes how young, beautiful women, wearing only "nets," rowed a king across a lake
Collection online showcases more than four million of the Museum's objects. From Indigenous clothing and Mexican skulls to necklaces made of dolphin teeth, this is one of the most extensive online museum databases in the world.
The mysterious coffins of Arthur’s Seat
I was recently in Edinburgh for the really incredible Sensualising Deformity conference, and while there I was reminded of my one of my favorite museum objects, in the National Museum of Scotland: the mysterious little coffins of Arthur's Seat. In 1836, five boys were hunting rabbits on the north-eastern slopes of Arthur's Seat, the main…