Cabinets of curiosities #2: The Freak Show

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The apparent chaos displayed in the Cabinets of Curiosities was in fact essential part of them, forcing the visitor to explore every corner and to delve into a subject, to find and touch the strangest things, and experience a cool chill by discovering hidden abomination.
Sometime the monsters were of natural origin, however also strange art objects were exposed.

The host of the cabinet was glad to conduct the visitors' trough his collection, enjoying their astonishment, take for example the third installment of the new Boneyard to explore the hidden corners of Palaeontology in the Web, and also the Accretionary Wedge… Trick or Treat..
And speaking of fear, who don't remember the creepy plastic - saurs of our youth? Generations of children scared their parents with these monstrosities; today such jewels lurk in many collections.
Other abominations are old or new Monster-movies, the best geo-related movies were selected by Jessica Ball and assembled on the brandnew Magma cum Laude AGU-Blog.
LOOK OUT for The Monolith Monsters, El monstruo de los volcanes, Fantasia and Tremors...

For centuries it was thougth to be impossible, stories of falling rocks were considered fairy tales, and presumed "thunderstones" displayed well guarded in Cabinets of Curiosities, as strange and scary messengers from other worlds...