12 Weird Museums

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  1. TitanJeff

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  2. CRUDS

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    The museum of bad art is my favorite..

    Years ago I used to frequent "You've Got Bad Taste" which was owned by Exene Cervenka and had a museum dedicated to X.. Lotsa art by folks like GG Allin and Gacy.. great little shop indeed..
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  3. Smudger

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    Whilst on holiday in France we were travelling around and saw a Foie Gras Museum. With everything else shut we went in just for something to do, I have never been to a worse museum.

    I say museum it was one small room with a couple of chairs in front of a TV screen showing a video about the force feeding of geese and how they are kept in the dark for a month before coming to an end that is more like something from Silence of the Lambs.

    In between the slaughter they did add this bit of information, and I quote, "some geese are so handsome they are gay" as if that was an important part of the presentation. The rest of the room was a combination of the tools used to kill them and lots of small porcelain geese in happy poses.

    Shouldn't really have been a surprise, was it going to be?

    Not sure about weird but it certainly was bad.
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  4. RTH

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    You watched a video like that... and noticed you were surrounded by the same slaughtering devices? I'm just impressed you walked out of there alive...
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  5. avvie

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    Thing is, that's the way to make bad foie gras. :(

    One farmer found that the best foie gras comes from very happy geese fed very good food (forgot what) and free-roaming around the farm. If they're happy, they will call out to passing migrating flocks and tell them to stay at the farm with them. It's a great system.

    I'm not looking for the link, but the info is available in a talk on ted.com.
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    Re: the ramen museum:

    Back in the day, when I became a financially stable adult, I swore I would never eat ramen noodles again.

    Then I moved out here. There are restaurants devoted to nothing but ramen.... and lemme tellya, ramen done right is some good eats! Sometimes at lunch I'm all like "man, I could use some noodles today!..." and Traci makes a kickass kim chi ramen soup! :pant:
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  7. GoTitans3801

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    The thing about amazing Fois Gras was done by Dan Barber, I believe. It really was pretty amazing.
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  8. Big Time Titan

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    I have also made the same exact proclamation, only to find myself eating it again.
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