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Blog: The Curiosity Case

Naughty Nut: Coco de Mer

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Coco de merLove nut. Sea coconut. Seychelles nut. Whatever you call it, the fruit of the Coco de Mer palm tree raises eyebrows wherever it can be seen!

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Widowmaker on the Wall

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Cape buffalo from Walter PotterThis visitor to Ye Olde Curiosity Shop had a point to make. “That mounted head over there,” he waved an arm at our newly acquired buffalo head, which was glowering on the wall behind us. “Your sign says it’s a water buffalo. Well, I hunt, and I tell you, THAT is a Cape buffalo. Water buffalo are domesticated and Cape buffalo are anything but!”

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The Circus Giants' Jewelry

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Circus giant rings, with an average woman's ringOnce upon a time, there lived a giant lady and a giant man, and when they wed they became the tallest married couple in the world.  And they had giant rings upon their giant hands.  And now Ye Olde Curiosity Shop has their giant jewelry on display.

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Cannibal Cutlery: Story of a Fijian Fork

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Fijian cannibal forkFiji has played host to humans for about 3500 years. By the time Europeans stumbled upon the islands, the original Polynesian pioneers had grown into a robust society of fierce warriors... with a taste for "long pork."

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