Hey there, history buffs. Looking to take a break from the
nonstop wedgies and tormenting by your peers? Today's your lucky day.FIU's
Wolfsonian archive has recently been digitized
, putting thousands and thousands of
artifacts at your fingertips. No, really -- there are over 16,000 objects catalogued in the archive, each with at least one photo. Browsing the Wolf's collection in person is the best way to see this stuff, of course. But as far as bored-at-work pastimes go, clicking through these archives totally trumps Facebook stalking or Perez Hilton.
Case in point: these ten fun, freaky finds. We've looked through the archive, and after our
arduous research (read: tying lewd phrases in the search box) are bringing you a tiny
sliver of some of the great finds to explore.
Why settle for a vase when you can get the creepiest
vase that has ever existed? Who is this mole-afflicted man? Why is he near the capitol
building? We can't say. But there's one thing we know for sure: It's gotta be fun to put
stuff in the vase. Look at it, he's just so happy to receive what you're
The Wolfsonian's design aesthetic is part of what's made them this year's Best Museum in Miami
. So why not use the archive for some remodeling inspiration?
Like this rug. Look how yellow it is. And circular. You could add a black dot and then cut out a sliver. Boom. Pac-man
rug. Enjoy being single for the rest of your life!
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