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U.S. Suspect livestock ID tags. My first thought was that they belonged to the penal system in some way, but they’re actually used to tag suspect livestock so it can be inspected for parasites or other undesirables. I suppose that’s cold comfort to something that was going to be eaten anyway. #suspect #agriculture #meat #meatlessmonday #meatpackingdistrict #meatpacking #beef #pork #cattle #pig #usda #inspection #idtag #id #tag #food #hygiene #disease #parasite #wunderkammer #collection #oddities #oddacious #livestock
U.S. Suspect livestock ID tags. My first thought was that they belonged to the penal system in some way, but they’re actually used to tag suspect livestock so it can be inspected for parasites or other undesirables. I suppose that’s cold comfort to something that was going to be eaten anyway. #suspect  #agriculture  #meat  #meatlessmonday  #meatpackingdistrict  #meatpacking  #beef  #pork  #cattle  #pig  #usda  #inspection  #idtag  #id  #tag  #food  #hygiene  #disease  #parasite  #wunderkammer  #collection  #oddities  #oddacious  #livestock 
Unopened bottle of “Dr.” Hommel’s Haematogen.  Feeling run down?  A few spoonfuls of cows blood and alcohol will fix you right up.  The instructions say it’s delicious with soda water. Blech. Why do they mix it with alcohol?  Probably so you can forget the cows blood. Either that, or the booze prevents coagulation.  I can imagine what blood flavored soda would taste like, and I’m pretty sure “delicious” isn’t the word.  Oh, his first name was Adolf. #blood #cow #iron #anemia #deficiency #supplement #alcohol #animal #bloody #disease #goth #gothasfuck #gothicdecor #gothicstyle #dark #vampire #vampires #oddities #oddacious #collection #wunderkammer
Unopened bottle of “Dr.” Hommel’s Haematogen. Feeling run down? A few spoonfuls of cows blood and alcohol will fix you right up. The instructions say it’s delicious with soda water. Blech. Why do they mix it with alcohol? Probably so you can forget the cows blood. Either that, or the booze prevents coagulation. I can imagine what blood flavored soda would taste like, and I’m pretty sure “delicious” isn’t the word. Oh, his first name was Adolf. #blood  #cow  #iron  #anemia  #deficiency  #supplement  #alcohol  #animal  #bloody  #disease  #goth  #gothasfuck  #gothicdecor  #gothicstyle  #dark  #vampire  #vampires  #oddities  #oddacious  #collection  #wunderkammer 
I’ve always wanted some tuberculosis, I’m pleased to finally have a specimen. It’s miliary tuberculosis which means it’s advanced to the degree that it’s invaded other tissues in the body outside the lungs leaving behind small lesions the shape and size of millet seeds, thus the name miliary. It’s curable with an extended course of powerful antibiotics, but the mortality rate is still about 20-30% in adults even with treatment.  Unfortunately, it’s a zoonotic disease, meaning we can catch it from animals.  It’s not likely to be something we can eliminate like smallpox, especially with really nasty multiply resistant TB bugs out there now. Some even resist the last resort antibiotics.  #tuberculosis #tb #disease #lung #lungdisease #miliary #antique #medical #medicalspecimen #pathology #diseases #who #cure #antibiotics #bacteria #slide #bacterial #microscope #microscopy #photography #microscopephotography #oddities #wunderkammer #collection #oddacious #science #medicine #
I’ve always wanted some tuberculosis, I’m pleased to finally have a specimen. It’s miliary tuberculosis which means it’s advanced to the degree that it’s invaded other tissues in the body outside the lungs leaving behind small lesions the shape and size of millet seeds, thus the name miliary. It’s curable with an extended course of powerful antibiotics, but the mortality rate is still about 20-30% in adults even with treatment. Unfortunately, it’s a zoonotic disease, meaning we can catch it from animals. It’s not likely to be something we can eliminate like smallpox, especially with really nasty multiply resistant TB bugs out there now. Some even resist the last resort antibiotics. #tuberculosis  #tb  #disease  #lung  #lungdisease  #miliary  #antique  #medical  #medicalspecimen  #pathology  #diseases  #who  #cure  #antibiotics  #bacteria  #slide  #bacterial  #microscope  #microscopy  #photography  #microscopephotography  #oddities  #wunderkammer  #collection  #oddacious  #science  #medicine  #
What am I gonna do with a suitcase full of diseased organs?  Does diabetes really make your pancreas look like a moldy slice of pizza?  #organs #medicaloddities #medicalmodel #disease #kidney #brain #heart #gallbladder #liver #hypertension #arthritis #arteriosclerosis #heartdisease #pathology #illness #medicalscience #science #medicine #health #oddities #oddacious #wunderkammer #collection #moulage #obesity
Throwing some 3-4” lightning with my van de graaf generator. Its neat to watch the hair get blasted around with every shock as it gets pulled back and forth. The shocks are coming in at about 250,000 volts, but the current is so low that it’s actually quite harmless. It feels a bit more intense than the shock you get touching a door on a windy day, but it’s fundamentally the exact same thing, static electricity.  An invigorating start to the new year for certain. #electric #electricshock #spark #lightning #zap #zot #shock #vandegraaff #generator #electricity #science #shock #newyear #electrickiss #vandegraaffgenerator #wunderkammer #collection #oddities #oddacious
Throwing some 3-4” lightning with my van de graaf generator. Its neat to watch the hair get blasted around with every shock as it gets pulled back and forth. The shocks are coming in at about 250,000 volts, but the current is so low that it’s actually quite harmless. It feels a bit more intense than the shock you get touching a door on a windy day, but it’s fundamentally the exact same thing, static electricity. An invigorating start to the new year for certain. #electric  #electricshock  #spark  #lightning  #zap  #zot  #shock  #vandegraaff  #generator  #electricity  #science  #shock  #newyear  #electrickiss  #vandegraaffgenerator  #wunderkammer  #collection  #oddities  #oddacious 
Bible Lotto card game published by Goodenough & Woglum Co, that’s a real name. It contains a series of lotto cards containing the answers to various biblical questions that must be matched up with their questions. The winner is the one with the best biblical knowledge, and thus God’s favorite for the evening. #wunderkammer #collection #collectibles #oddacious #oddities #bible #biblegames #biblequiz #biblical #religion #religious #christian #goodenough #biblequotes
Bible Lotto card game published by Goodenough & Woglum Co, that’s a real name. It contains a series of lotto cards containing the answers to various biblical questions that must be matched up with their questions. The winner is the one with the best biblical knowledge, and thus God’s favorite for the evening. #wunderkammer  #collection  #collectibles  #oddacious  #oddities  #bible  #biblegames  #biblequiz  #biblical  #religion  #religious  #christian  #goodenough  #biblequotes 
Video of the SpaceX launch from Vandenberg last week. You can see the first stage reorienting itself for landing after separation.  Fucking rad.  That’s thats the first time I’ve ever seen something like that, and I’m really glad I chose that particular moment to take out the trash.  #space #spacex #rocket #vandenberg #launch #ufo #ifo #rocketlaunch #falcon9 #falcon #oddacious #beautiful #spaceflight #satellite #iridium #spaceage #elonmusk #visionary
Victory at Sea Coconut Imperial Porter is a goddamned national treasure. The nose on this beer is out of this world. That’s some of the best beer I’ve ever tasted. I knew I wanted another one after the first sip. #victoryatsea #beer #porter #imperialporter #bestbeer #greatbeer #beerlovers #craftbeer #beerontap #beerlife #beertasting #beerthirty #beergeek
1980 counterculture zine “Basement Nukes The Consequences of Cheap Weapons of Mass Destruction” by Erwin S Strauss. The previous owner took a lot of notes in the margins, Its always interesting to see what other people thought was important enough to highlight. The booklet describes basic science behind nuclear weapons, discusses various ways in which obtaining fissile material may become easier to obtain over time, as nuclear technology spreads beyond superpowers.  It’s pretty gloomy, but it’s not all wrong. There are definite parallels to the world we live in today. #basement #nukes #nuke #nuclear #atomic #zine #counterculture #erwinstrauss #coldwar #apocalypse #nuclearblast #nuclearwar #oddacious #wunderkammer #collection #oddities #book #books #superpowers
1980 counterculture zine “Basement Nukes The Consequences of Cheap Weapons of Mass Destruction” by Erwin S Strauss. The previous owner took a lot of notes in the margins, Its always interesting to see what other people thought was important enough to highlight. The booklet describes basic science behind nuclear weapons, discusses various ways in which obtaining fissile material may become easier to obtain over time, as nuclear technology spreads beyond superpowers. It’s pretty gloomy, but it’s not all wrong. There are definite parallels to the world we live in today. #basement  #nukes  #nuke  #nuclear  #atomic  #zine  #counterculture  #erwinstrauss  #coldwar  #apocalypse  #nuclearblast  #nuclearwar  #oddacious  #wunderkammer  #collection  #oddities  #book  #books  #superpowers 
I’m pretty sure these are the coolest glasses ever made. They’re not just stylish though they’re mad functional. They’re fucking binoculars, I’m telling you. Binoculars with built in sunglasses that look sexy as fuck at either an opera, or sporting event. Name me one other pair of sexy ass binoculars. Go. Take all the time you need. I don’t understand why a fashion visionary like Kanye doesn’t bring these back, like pronto. Get on that shit, people. #fashion #style #glasses #binoculars #sunglasses #opthamology #eyes #glass #glare #futureistoobright #igottawearshades #eyewear #optics #sixeyes #googlyeyes #wunderkammer #collection #oddities #oddacious #fashionforward #fashionista #fashionlovers #fashionphotography #selfie #sexyglasses
I’m pretty sure these are the coolest glasses ever made. They’re not just stylish though they’re mad functional. They’re fucking binoculars, I’m telling you. Binoculars with built in sunglasses that look sexy as fuck at either an opera, or sporting event. Name me one other pair of sexy ass binoculars. Go. Take all the time you need. I don’t understand why a fashion visionary like Kanye doesn’t bring these back, like pronto. Get on that shit, people. #fashion  #style  #glasses  #binoculars  #sunglasses  #opthamology  #eyes  #glass  #glare  #futureistoobright  #igottawearshades  #eyewear  #optics  #sixeyes  #googlyeyes  #wunderkammer  #collection  #oddities  #oddacious  #fashionforward  #fashionista  #fashionlovers  #fashionphotography  #selfie  #sexyglasses 
Get the buzzzon with some last minute Christmas recipes. Flash back to 1972, and follow the adventures of Hashball, on a magical quest to discover the secret behind Kathleen’s Old Fashioned Finish-the-Sentence Cake. Spoiler alert:  It’s amanita mushrooms and weed. Whee!  I love counterculture shit. They tell these really great stories, give recipes for all sorts of strange natural drugs, and describe what it’s like to smoke crazy shit like datura. It’s like of like erowid before the Internet. It’s written by Coyote Man, and Brother William with contributions from Plant people, Masaye, The Coyote Entr. botanist, Swoops, and Fox Man. #zine #counterculture #buzzzon #buzz #mushrooms #shrooms #drugs #drug #literature #vintage #coyoteman #brotherwilliam #ouroboros #recipes #cake #wunderkammer #collection #oddities #oddacious
Get the buzzzon with some last minute Christmas recipes. Flash back to 1972, and follow the adventures of Hashball, on a magical quest to discover the secret behind Kathleen’s Old Fashioned Finish-the-Sentence Cake. Spoiler alert: It’s amanita mushrooms and weed. Whee! I love counterculture shit. They tell these really great stories, give recipes for all sorts of strange natural drugs, and describe what it’s like to smoke crazy shit like datura. It’s like of like erowid before the Internet. It’s written by Coyote Man, and Brother William with contributions from Plant people, Masaye, The Coyote Entr. botanist, Swoops, and Fox Man. #zine  #counterculture  #buzzzon  #buzz  #mushrooms  #shrooms  #drugs  #drug  #literature  #vintage  #coyoteman  #brotherwilliam  #ouroboros  #recipes  #cake  #wunderkammer  #collection  #oddities  #oddacious 
Gotta love the old timey smut. Doubly so for space smut, as in the case of Lust Planet. I guess this feels appropriate after attending @thelustexperience last night. Nothing beats a good old fashioned ancient sex cult.  #lust #smut #erotica #thelustexperience #vintagesmut #vintageerotica #booksofinstagram #literature #space #spacesex #wunderkammer #collection #oddities #oddacious
Check it out, I can remove my thumb. Hopefully I’m not spoiling any deep mysteries of magic here, but this is what you’d hide a handkerchief inside, or put out a cigarette on. Put it back on your thumb and from a distance you wouldn’t really know it was there.  I found a whole bucket of these at a flea market, I really feel like a dumbass for not making an offer on the whole lot. I could add thumbs to my take home souvenirs.  #magic #magictrick #magical #magicthumb #granddadjokes #dadjokes #oddacious #wunderkammer #collection #oddities  #magician #wizardry
Check it out, I can remove my thumb. Hopefully I’m not spoiling any deep mysteries of magic here, but this is what you’d hide a handkerchief inside, or put out a cigarette on. Put it back on your thumb and from a distance you wouldn’t really know it was there. I found a whole bucket of these at a flea market, I really feel like a dumbass for not making an offer on the whole lot. I could add thumbs to my take home souvenirs. #magic  #magictrick  #magical  #magicthumb  #granddadjokes  #dadjokes  #oddacious  #wunderkammer  #collection  #oddities  #magician  #wizardry 
Remember when chemistry sets were still dangerous enough to be fun?  I’ll never forget the thrill of making gunpowder from a friend’s chemistry set as a child.  My parents wouldn’t let me have one, which was probably wise considering my profound curiosity, total lack of fear, and predilection for fun.  I’m pretty sure it was on my Christmas list almost every year nonetheless. The kits available today are just sad, like non-toxic sad.  I’m dying to get my hands on one of the Gilbert nuclear sets with powdered uranium ore. That’s the kind of danger that makes gunpowder feel safe. #chemistry #chemistryset #chemicals #hobby #gunpowder #gilbert #dangerous #betterlivingthroughchemistry #chemicalreaction #childhood #toy #wunderkammer #collection #oddities #oddacious  #chemical
Remember when chemistry sets were still dangerous enough to be fun? I’ll never forget the thrill of making gunpowder from a friend’s chemistry set as a child. My parents wouldn’t let me have one, which was probably wise considering my profound curiosity, total lack of fear, and predilection for fun. I’m pretty sure it was on my Christmas list almost every year nonetheless. The kits available today are just sad, like non-toxic sad. I’m dying to get my hands on one of the Gilbert nuclear sets with powdered uranium ore. That’s the kind of danger that makes gunpowder feel safe. #chemistry  #chemistryset  #chemicals  #hobby  #gunpowder  #gilbert  #dangerous  #betterlivingthroughchemistry  #chemicalreaction  #childhood  #toy  #wunderkammer  #collection  #oddities  #oddacious  #chemical 
Miss Dewline’s Polar Bear cub placard from the Los Angeles Zoo in 1957. Miss Dewline was an orphaned cub that was “rescued” from Barrow, Alaska by Edwin W Paulette, and reassigned to zoo life in Los Angeles.  Unfortunately, zoo life is as harsh as real life, and Miss Dewline was mauled to death in 1961 by another polar bear named Ivan, her mate. Let’s all say booooo to Ivan. Boooooooo. #polarbeat #cub #bear #zoo #lazoo #enclosure #animal #zooanimals #sad #death #pointbarrow #alaska #barrow #edwinpauley #bearsaredicks #bears #arctic #polar #oddities #oddacious #wunderkammer #collection #dewline #ivan #ivantheterrible
Miss Dewline’s Polar Bear cub placard from the Los Angeles Zoo in 1957. Miss Dewline was an orphaned cub that was “rescued” from Barrow, Alaska by Edwin W Paulette, and reassigned to zoo life in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, zoo life is as harsh as real life, and Miss Dewline was mauled to death in 1961 by another polar bear named Ivan, her mate. Let’s all say booooo to Ivan. Boooooooo. #polarbeat  #cub  #bear  #zoo  #lazoo  #enclosure  #animal  #zooanimals  #sad  #death  #pointbarrow  #alaska  #barrow  #edwinpauley  #bearsaredicks  #bears  #arctic  #polar  #oddities  #oddacious  #wunderkammer  #collection  #dewline  #ivan  #ivantheterrible 
Brass Space Shuttle with 747 carrier aircraft model.  If the shuttle landed in California, or needed maintenance elsewhere, the modified 747 carrier plane was the only practical way to get the spacecraft back to Florida.  How fucking cool is it to fly a 747 with a spaceship strapped to yer back?  I’m not sure if it’s an Endeavor model, or Columbia. The shuttle has about a 4” wingspan, the 747 about 12”, and about 14” in length. It’s purty. Not a bad find for $35. #spaceshuttle #747 #space #aircraft #boeing #columbia #endeavor #brass #model #airplane #piggyback #piggybackride #spacecraft #spaceship #rocket #spaceage #oddities #oddacious #wunderkammer #collection #aviation
Brass Space Shuttle with 747 carrier aircraft model. If the shuttle landed in California, or needed maintenance elsewhere, the modified 747 carrier plane was the only practical way to get the spacecraft back to Florida. How fucking cool is it to fly a 747 with a spaceship strapped to yer back? I’m not sure if it’s an Endeavor model, or Columbia. The shuttle has about a 4” wingspan, the 747 about 12”, and about 14” in length. It’s purty. Not a bad find for $35. #spaceshuttle  #747  #space  #aircraft  #boeing  #columbia  #endeavor  #brass  #model  #airplane  #piggyback  #piggybackride  #spacecraft  #spaceship  #rocket  #spaceage  #oddities  #oddacious  #wunderkammer  #collection  #aviation 
“Tricks of the Trade, a hooker’s handbook of sexual technique”  by John Warren Wells, 1970. Each chapter is from the perspective of a different sex worker in the era. It claims to be more of a realistic sex guide than all that fancy Kama sutra gymnastic shit. It’s from the 70s so it’s kind of an interesting reflection on sexual proclivities of the time. #hooker #sexwork #tricksofthetrade #kamasutra #sex #sextips #sexbooks #oddities #oddacious #wunderkammer #collection #sexworker #prostitute #prostitution #sexadvice #book
“Tricks of the Trade, a hooker’s handbook of sexual technique” by John Warren Wells, 1970. Each chapter is from the perspective of a different sex worker in the era. It claims to be more of a realistic sex guide than all that fancy Kama sutra gymnastic shit. It’s from the 70s so it’s kind of an interesting reflection on sexual proclivities of the time. #hooker  #sexwork  #tricksofthetrade  #kamasutra  #sex  #sextips  #sexbooks  #oddities  #oddacious  #wunderkammer  #collection  #sexworker  #prostitute  #prostitution  #sexadvice  #book 
Pure elemental silicon crystal. On the top face the growth planes are visible on the surface. Silicon is neat as heck. It’s a semi-metal so it’s shiny like a metal but fractures like rock. It has almost magical electronic properties allowing the invention of the solid state transistor, which our entire modern civilization is utterly dependent on. Fortunately, Silicon is one of the most common elements on earth so we’ll never run out of it.  #silicon #element #mineral #rockhound #minerals #crystal #crystals #growth #crystalgrowth #oddities #oddacious #curiosities #wunderkammer #civilization #transistor #mineralspecimen
Pure elemental silicon crystal. On the top face the growth planes are visible on the surface. Silicon is neat as heck. It’s a semi-metal so it’s shiny like a metal but fractures like rock. It has almost magical electronic properties allowing the invention of the solid state transistor, which our entire modern civilization is utterly dependent on. Fortunately, Silicon is one of the most common elements on earth so we’ll never run out of it. #silicon  #element  #mineral  #rockhound  #minerals  #crystal  #crystals  #growth  #crystalgrowth  #oddities  #oddacious  #curiosities  #wunderkammer  #civilization  #transistor  #mineralspecimen