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Heavy Hitters: The Seattle Steelheads

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Seattle Steelheads West Coast Negro Baseball LeagueIn honor of Black History Month, Ye Olde Curiosity Shop presents a baseball uniform with a past. Stitched from scratchy 100% wool and still bearing grass stains from play, this retro cream-colored jersey has seen some action!

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Cluck On: The Four-Legged Hen

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Over all the shrunken heads and mummies, fleas in dresses and paintings on the heads of pins in Ye Olde Curiosity Shop’s collection, the four-legged hen reigns supreme. Cluck on, friends, cluck on!

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New Guinea Skull Worship: Close to Home

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New Guinea overmolded skull, pre-1950The Kerewa people of Papua New Guinea brought their respect for the human spirit to a new level. The skulls of enemies, friends, and family members alike were believed to contain the spirits of the dead, and these powerful spirits could benefit or harm the entire community. So the skulls were kept close. Very close.

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Ewe Too

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Ewe Too, two-headed sheep at Ye Olde Curiosity ShopFossils from over 120 million years ago have been dug up showing signs of polycephaly -- meaning “multiple heads” from the Greek – so our sweet two-headed lamb, Ewe Too, has a good deal of company.

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Headed Off at the Pass: Our Two-Headed Calf

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Two-headed baby bull calfOur baby bull calf developed with two beautifully shaped heads and necks, but -- alas -- only one body. Learn how the "poly" gets into "polycephaly."

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