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Oddities abound at the Wellcome Collection London

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By Jose Fragoso in Cool Travel on Tuesday 24 January 2012

Napoleon Bonaparte’s toothbrush, Charles Darwin’s walking stick, Lord Nelson’s razor, pieces of tattoed human skin from 1850, male anti-masturbation devices from 1880 … all those pieces are in the Wellcome Collection permanent exhibition in London. Half morbid and half historic, they have excellent temporary exhibitions, but their permanent one is worth the visit to this […]

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Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co

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By Jose Fragoso in Cool Travel on Tuesday 24 January 2012

Where would you buy X-Ray Vision powder if you were a superhero? Or a secret identity kit? Or supplemental gravity for outer galaxy travel? Or just a new cape? This little store in Brooklyn provides all that and gives the money they make to the nonprofit organisation 826NYC to support students ages 6-18 with their […]

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Duwende sing a capella versions of Michael Jackson hits

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By Jose Fragoso in New Music on Tuesday 24 January 2012

Duwende (Doo-WEN-day) is a six-person a capella group based in Manhattan. They have released a record featuring the songs of Michael Jackson sang their way. Can a bass and drums played with the voice resound in your chest? See them live and you’ll feel what m talking about.

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Obscura Antiques in New York’s East Village

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By Jose Fragoso in Cool Travel on Tuesday 24 January 2012

The East Village in New York City is the neighborhood where you can get almost everything, including a coffin from the 18th century or a real pair of shoes, size 40. These are examples of the things you can get at the Obscura Antiques store, next to Tompkins Square Park. It’s tiny but literally full […]

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