Thursday, November 8, 2007

Two Heads Are Better Than One In Oddball Museum

HARTFORD, Conn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – In one strange museum in Hartford, Connecticut, two heads are better than one.

The Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities in Hartford, houses the re-created collection of artist Joseph Stewart, who started the museum in 1797, and includes eccentric exhibits like a two-headed calf and a two-headed pig.

Museum communications manager Jordan Polon says the bizarre beasts are a hit with museum freaks.

She says, “It grosses me out, but tourists, kids especially, really go nuts for the weird animals. It’s not everyday that you see a two-headed pig.”

The museum is also home to a unicorn horn and a button that once belonged to George Washington, but it’s the preserved creatures that make the exhibit so strange – and scary.

Polon says, “The museum is filled with quite a lot of dead animals. It’s a lot of taxidermy, and definitely freaks people out a little bit.”

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