The Curious World
Kim gives you all sorts of information, fact and fiction, about the curious world we live in. The amazing places around the world, the interesting people, the unusual objects that can be found. Also stories, myths, legends, superstitions, religions and beliefs.
Curious Objects: Butterfly Wing Jewellery
The gorgeous blue wings catch the light and change colour in so many different ways. Nothing man-made would come close to the beauty of these natural wings.
Curious Objects: Crystal Fortune Dice
When I discovered these gorgeous little divination balls a few years ago, I was fascinated and quickly became hooked. I began a collection to sell in my Curiosity Shop and became somewhat of…
Curious Objects: Grouse Claw Kilt Pins
When I acquired my first bird foot brooch, I had no idea that it was a grouse claw kilt pin. I was looking for unusual jewellery, Victorian and very gothic looking, it was…
Curious Objects: The Globe Stopper or Codd Bottle
The codd bottle is a rather unusual thing - that quirky neck and the glass ball sitting at the side. An old curiosity you might say.
Curious Objects: Codds Wallop – The Codd Bottle Opener
This clever item revolutionised the drinks trade by giving people the opportunity to drink fresh, well-sealed carbonated drinks.
Curious Objects: Bomb Detonator Spike and Key
Back in 2017, I acquired this unusual and interesting brass object. I did not know what is was, and spent months trawling through pages on google trying to find out. Having had no…
Curious Objects: Chicken Glasses
ne of the most interesting aspects of running my curiosity shop is finding and learning about objects that I never knew existed. These are Chicken Glasses, the strange invention made to cure cannibalistic…
The Curious World: Pulgas Vestidas, the World’s Smallest Dolls
In the late 19th century, and for reasons which I am yet to fathom, Nuns in a convent in Mexico began to dress dead fleas in tiny costumes.