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New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
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Located in an unassuming building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum is a wonder to behold. The front of the shop contains apothecary jars, medical instruments, surgical tools and other paraphernalia pertaining to pharmacists in New Orleans, while at the back contains a setup of what it would look like for a pharmacist to work. According to the museum’s website, Louis J. Dufilho, Jr was America’s first licenced pharmacist and “the first to pass the licencing examination, therefore making his pharmacy the first United States apothecary shop to be conducted on the basis of proven adequacy”.

Busy Beaver Button Museum

Busy Beaver Button Museum
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At the Busy Beaver Button Museum you can learn about the history of buttons. Browse a collection of political, humorous and just plain entertaining buttons. Visitors can also make their own buttons at this hidden Chicago gem (or button?).

Museum of the Odd

Museum of the Odd
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If you’re ever in Kansas, stop by the Museum of the Odd to see things you never thought you’d want to see. The museum is actually the home of Randy ‘Honey Boy’ Walker, who has collected strange items such as Elvis Presley’s toenail, pictures of corpses in their coffins, and elephant dung in the shape of Adolf Hitler.

If this museum is in bad taste, here’s a little joke overheard at a museum to cheer you up.

National Mustard Museum

National Mustard Museum
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Founder Barry Levenson is seriously dedicated to mustard. He left his job as an assistant attorney general to start this condiment-honouring museum in Wisconsin, USA. It holds a collection of nearly 5700 mustards from more than 70 countries. We didn’t even know that many types of mustard existed!

National Museum of Roller Skating

National Museum of Roller Skating
COURTESY NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ROLLER SKATING

This museum in Nebraska, USA, boasts the largest collection of historical roller skates in the world. Some skates are almost 200 years old! There are also skating costumes, thousands of photos of skaters, and programmes from national and international roller-skating competitions.

Lovers of Dr Seuss will also love this museum dedicated to him. 

International Banana Museum

International Banana Museum
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You can find practically every object shaped like a banana at this museum in California, such as staplers, statues, record players, and salt and pepper shakers. Even better, you can also eat practically any banana-flavoured treat here, like banana ice cream, banana soft drink, and, of course, banana splits.

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Source: RD.com

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