Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Mutter Museum:World’s Most horrible Museum

 

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Mutter Museum is without question the single most terrifying episode of Ripley's Believe It or Not! in history.


Hey, look. A sliced-off face.

Started in 1858 thanks to a donation from Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter, the museum's collection of medical oddities began as an early version of Rotten.com. If you wanted to see the world's biggest pimple or witness the biggest shit ever taken back in the day (for medical purposes, of course) all you needed to do was ask Dr. Mutter, then die a little inside.

The Mutter Museum is the current home of the Hyrtl Skull Collection: a wall of skulls with the oftentimes disturbing, sometimes hilarious descriptions as to how its owner died.


One of them reads "Idiot" for cause of death. Seriously.

This place also features a woman whom Philadelphians affectionately refer to as the Soap Lady...

...a nine-foot-long human colon that once contained over 40 pounds of shit...

...some inside-out babies...


Wait, what the?

...a unicorn...


Or at the very least a unicorn's dong growing out of someone's face.

...this thing...

...and finally, a whole bunch of creepy pictures of various horrible, disfiguring diseases...

...and other deformities:

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