Odd collections

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chickerdoodle13, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I;ve been watching the show Oddities on the Science channel and I LOVE it! It really makes me wish I had the money to collect some of the items they show, especially some of the animal specimens and taxidermy! I also really like the articulated skeletons and would love to get into that hobby (Although I have no clue where I would get my specimens except for picking them up off the side of the road!).

    Does anyone here have any odd collections? I think antique medical equipment is fascinating, but also very macabre! I love Halloween and would love to have some of that to put on display.

    All I have in my collection are a few bones, a couple goat skulls, a opposum skull (which I think my dad stole and nailed up in the barn), an ostrich egg, and some random furs. Some day I hope I will not be a poor college student and I will have a bit of extra spending money to start a little collection. I've always loved skulls, especially cow, steer, buffalo, and horse skulls. They are very expensive though!
  2. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Here is my collection of broken/healed bacululm. How's that for odd? [​IMG]

  3. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Haha! That is pretty awesome! I actually didn't realize most mammals are equipped with that..erm...equipment! [​IMG] Did you buy those or collect them yourself?
  4. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Randy wins!!!! [​IMG]
  5. Gardengirl 2011

    Gardengirl 2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2011
    Central Florida
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Yep, he wins hands down!
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I had this bad feeling, but had to google bacululm. [​IMG]

    Pretty interesting stuff.

    Hey chickerdoodle13,

    I have some Halibut Otolith (earbones), I collected as a kid. If you are interested send me a PM. They make jewelry out of them in Alaska. Google for images. These are from 80-100 lb halibut, if memory serves. Maybe you could start a collection. Sorry the image is blurry, but you can get an idea from google.


  7. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2011
    north central Indiana
  8. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Yea I collected them myself. Thats about 20 years worth. You don't find the broken and then healed ones very often and no, I have no idea how they broke them. LOL

    Hey Imp, those fish bones are neat. Kinda reminds me of the drum rocks we get out of drum fish around here. I've got a jar full of them but am feeling too lazy to take a pic.
  9. bluesub

    bluesub Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2011
    Fine, now you are going to have to hear my worst date story ever...

    A friend (guy) told me I had to go on a date with his friend (never a good idea). Anyway, Andrew picks me up at my dorm and says he has to stop by his apartment for something (should have set the alarm bells ringing - didn't he just come from his apartment???). So we go over to his apartment, I am sitting on his couch and he says "I want to show you something..." and hands me a baculum (I think it was from a walrus) and asks me if I can identify the bone. Well, I didn't know so he finally tells me, let's just say that the date didn't get any better, the dinner conversation was a little stilted... He also wasn't very good at taking a hint that I wasn't interested in him, he just kept calling and I kept saying I was too busy... Luckily, I finally told him I wanted four kids and he said "good luck finding someone that is willing to have that many kids," and I told him I already had (I had just met my husband).

    Randy, please don't tell me you have ever used that collection on a date... Or that your name is Andrew...
  10. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    I wonder how many people will Google baculum before the night is over lol!

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