Everyone can claim to have a dusty old edition of the Guinness Book of World Records on a shelf somewhere but visitors to Los Angeles may want to have a look at the museum.
It is situated on Hollywood Boulevard just yards from the famous Chinese Theatre and, predictably, has a section devoted to the history of the movie industry but its exhibits go way beyond that.
Showpieces include the world”s heaviest man and there are several other curios from the realms of human endeavour, sports, architecture, and the animal kingdom.
One of the more intriguing attractions is the actual-size model of the world”s tallest man Robert Wadlow who at eight feet, 11 and a quarter inches casts a very long shadow over and beyond the world”s smallest woman Lucia Zarate who stood at just 26 and a half inches high.
Via the magic of television, a rare interview given by Mr Wadlow is on show but the museum tries not to exploit the freakish unlike its close neighbour – Ripley”s Believe It Or Not museum.
This museum specialises in the bizarre and may not be suitable for the kids.
If you still haven”t had enough of the weird and wonderful, you could always cross the street and have a wander around the Hollywood wax museum.
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