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Gross, amazing, curious: Transylvania’s museum of oddities stands out

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Transylvania University’s Moosnick Museum has made a name for itself by focusing on medical oddities. (It has been featured in Roadside America, Atlas Obscura and Ozzy Osbourne’s reality show.)

The musuem’s most famous artifact is a 14-inch cow hairball. Curator Dr. Jamie Day calls it the “world’s most politically connected hairball,” because it was donated in 1848 by Abraham Lincoln’s brother-in-law.

The museum also showcases other early 19th-century curiosities from a time when the school had one of the top medical programs in the country.

Tours are given by advance appointments only. Donations are appreciated.

Kaitlin Keane

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