STRANGE & UNIQUE THINGS YOU OWN/OWNED

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    Apr 29, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    I once had a 14-foot taxidermied African Rock Python. It apparently was a circus snake in TX in the 1920s. Here are pics. Scared the hell out of a lot of people. Sold it to some guy in NJ on ebay. How about you? Post pictures if you have any.

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    Apr 29, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    I raised cottonmouths while in high school. It's fun to de-venom them and de-fang them. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 30, 2011 3:41 AM GMT
    How about a mastodon tusk carved into a Chinese village? Too ethnic???
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    Apr 30, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI raised cottonmouths while in high school. It's fun to de-venom them and de-fang them. icon_biggrin.gif


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    Sweetwater rattle snake festival - it was fun to watch them milk the venom, skin/cook them icon_smile.gif
    Yum! (sorry for the lousy quality photo....)


    Oh, and in terms if 'strange things,' I have a witch's business card from Mexico when I studied there.
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    Apr 30, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    I have a piece of the Berlin wall.
    Does that count ?

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    Apr 30, 2011 4:08 AM GMT
    The titanium screws and rods that were used to fuse my back together after it broke....ppl usually get a kick out of seeing how big they are.
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    Apr 30, 2011 4:23 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidI have a piece of the Berlin wall.
    Does that count ?



    Me too!
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    Apr 30, 2011 4:31 AM GMT
    I bred fruitflies... and butterflies too actually
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    Apr 30, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
    Because I also own a pair of standard poodles five years ago I purchased probably one of the gayest art deco bronzes ever featuring a lithe male circus performer in a tunic coaxing a standard poodle already on its hind legs through a hoop. About a foot tall, it turns out to be a small scale replica of an at least four foot version I saw at the Explorer's Club in Gramercy Park around three years ago and the curator at the National Arts Club there has since been unable or unwilling to identify their bronze. Mine has no identifying marks or numbers but it's definitely not a reproduction. Can any of you guys identify the artist?

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    Apr 30, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    Arc87 said
    Webster666 saidI have a piece of the Berlin wall.
    Does that count ?



    Me too!
    You both win. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 30, 2011 5:34 AM GMT
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    I have the umbrella not Gia.
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    Apr 30, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    I wish! It's my only "pet art" - I don't collect poodle paintings!
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    Apr 30, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
    I own and use a dial-up phone. These days, I suppose that's strange.
  • drypin

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    Apr 30, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    I had a giant Pete's Dragon stuffed animal. It looked like the one below, but it was about 4 ft tall, 6 ft from head to tail.

    We played with it a bit too much, until it had to go in the trash.

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  • Timbales

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    Apr 30, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    I owned an original copy of Mr Spock's "Music from Outer Space" on LP.

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    Apr 30, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]wrestlervic said[/cite]I once had a 14-foot taxidermied African Rock Python. It apparently was a circus snake in TX in the 1920s. Here are pics. Scared the hell out of a lot of people. Sold it to some guy in NJ on ebay. How about you? Post pictures if you have any.

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    I'm never going to enter your house ever!! icon_eek.gificon_cry.gif
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    Apr 30, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    I have a bullet from world war 2
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    Apr 30, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    I have a horse-powered sawmill. Something like the one below, but different, and mine also has a reciprocating saw. All of the wooden parts are gone, and I have no idea what they're supposed to look like. I only have the metal parts. Great Granddad abandoned it in the woods when he got his first tractor. By the time I found it, there was a decent sized tree growing up through the main gear, and I had to cut it down. Going to restore it "some day" but it's been sitting behind the barn for almost 30 years now.
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    Apr 30, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    I have a bullet used in the 1862 Battle of Baton Rouge, as well as a trove of papers, books, and photos dating from the 1850s. But the real measure of my insanity is my oddball childhood hobbies. Nearly every weekend as a teenager I would search my grandfather's pasture for black widow spiders-they love to hide under dried "cowpiles," as we delicately called them. My record in one day is 23. Oh, and most weekends, my grandfather and I would put on boots and tear down a beaver dam in the creek that drained the pasture. Now that stuff was some fun!!icon_biggrin.gif
  • Sparkycat

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    Apr 30, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    If you can determine the manufacturer, do a patent search. That might help determine what the missing parts look like.


    mindgarden saidI have a horse-powered sawmill. Something like the one below, but different, and mine also has a reciprocating saw. All of the wooden parts are gone, and I have no idea what they're supposed to look like. I only have the metal parts. Great Granddad abandoned it in the woods when he got his first tractor. By the time I found it, there was a decent sized tree growing up through the main gear, and I had to cut it down. Going to restore it "some day" but it's been sitting behind the barn for almost 30 years now.
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    Apr 30, 2011 7:06 PM GMT
    I have twenty or so 1950's tv lamps shaped like panthers.
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    Apr 30, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    CrackerJon saidAn antique alto flute.


    I own an antique alto flute too! Mine was previously owned by a professional jazz flutist. Jim Walker?
    And an antique German piccolo.

    I also own some flutes from around the world, including: Irish flute, tin whistle, didgeridoo, Hungarian sopranissimo recorder, shakuhachi (I think), and an end-blown flute from Panama
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    Apr 30, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    Sparkycat saidIf you can determine the manufacturer, do a patent search. That might help determine what the missing parts look like.




    No markings on it anywhere, except some sort of small symbol that I can't make out on the main gear. (maybe a rose? or maybe just a casting scar.) I need to try doing a rubbing of it, but strangely, never seem to have rubbing paper on me when I'm out behind the barn.
  • Webster666

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    Apr 30, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    I have a series of 15 or 20 books from the 1850's -- 1880's, titled, "Message and Documents," that were printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office. They're reports from each cabinet department, reconstruction of the South after the Civil War, Lincoln's death, etc.

    I've often wondered if they were worth anything.
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    May 01, 2011 7:12 AM GMT
    Gee, thanks Vic for blowing up that snake pic so damn big. Scared the crap out of me.


    So anyway, I don't have these anymore nor the pics, but I use to have all of the swords from the Highlander series and movies!