Odd things I've overheard


When you hang around museums and their interesting people, you hear some odd things. Most of these raise more questions than they answer. 

Me to a fellow artist: "You have the best collection of mummified rats I've ever seen. Even better than mine."


At a folk museum: "We need your help. Everything seems to have gone wrong since a foursome, when the other couple left us this... we think it is cursed."


Over coffee: "You have to consider when the beheading happened. It's difficult to know if it was just before or after death, but if they were dug up to be beheaded a couple of years after death, you'll find the teeth left in the ground where the head originally lay."


Friend describing a child's response to her art: "You is creepy sick, Miss."


Faith healer to a skeptic browser: "Did you drain my crystals?"


On a behind the scenes tour: "And this bag of stuff behind the sink turned out to be the stomach contents of a Tasmanian tiger."



In a tea break: "That corpse cake looked delicious."


Back at the folk museum: "I hear you might need my help with a cursed object. I'm a man-witch."


At a conference: "Nowadays we don't need the giant jampots for boiling. I deflesh my skulls in the microwave."


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