The Friet Museum in Bruges, and the Museum of Toilets in New Delhi are among the most unusual and bizarre museums in the world, check out the facts about them here!
The Friet Museum, Belgium
Belgium is well-known across the word for its chocolate, however, did you know that many believe Potato Fries (Or French fries as they are also known as) originally started in Belgium? It may come to no surprise that Belgium is home to the words only potato fry museum!
The Friet Museum was created by the Cédric and Eddy Van Belle families, who also started the Belgian Chocolate Museum, Choco-Story, and the Domestic Lighting Museum. This museum is housed in a building known as the “Saaihalle”, which dates back from the year 1399, and is the oldest surviving building in Bruges!
The Museum is very educational, teaching its visitors all the secrets of making good fries. The ground floor provides great information about the history of the potatoes, dating back 10,000 years ago in Peru. On the first floor you can find out about the history of fries, and how they came to Belgium. And of course, no visit to a food museum would be complete without sampling the goods. The basement is full of different fries that you can try out. Don’t forget your tomato ketchup!
The Creation Museum, Kentucky
The Creation Museum is located near Petersburg, Kentucky, and presents an account of the origins of the universe, all life within, and man’s early history according to a young earth creationist’s perspective to the book of Genesis.
According to their website, the Creation Museum “brings the pages of the Bible to live, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings“.
Since opening to the public on the 28th May 2007, it has been on the receiving end of much criticism by many members of the scientific, educational and Christian community.
It’s exhibits rejects biological evolution, and states that the world, and all living things upon it were created just 6,000 years ago over a 6 day period. Rejecting scientific evidence, many of their exhibits promote the young earth creationists claims of humans and dinosaurs coexisting, and even show that dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark!
The Museum of Toilets, New Delhi
This unique museum is home to hundreds of toilet-related paraphernalia, dating from the year 2500 BC!
Not only are there a number of old and unique toilets available to try out, but the walls are covered in pictures and crazy facts about the history of toilets! (Okay, we lied about the toilets being available to try out!)
The short video below shows you some of the weird toilets they have here, along with some rather weird facts about toilets.