Quirky Must-See Museums around the World

In celebration of International Museum Day, we bring you our hand-picked list of not-your-ordinary museums around the world.

Sulabh International Museum of Toilets (New Delhi, India)

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Credit: ccarlstead / flickr.com

The Sulabh International Museum of toilets was founded by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak in 1992 which advocates environmental sanitation, waste management and promotes human rights. The exhibits here chronologically showcases the development of toilets from the third millennium B.C towards the end of the 20th century. It features ancient, medieval and modern toilets from the W.C toilet at Mohenjo-Daro of 2,500 B.C., the Gingee Fort of Tamil Nadu, the Ambert Fort of Jaipur and toy-commode from China, among others.

Roswell UFO Museum (New Mexico, United States)

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Credit: Jon Lewis / flickr.com

In July 1947, the US military surveillance ballon crashed in Roswell, New Mexico. However, ufologists claim that it was actually an alien spacecraft and named it the 1947 Roswell UFO incident which eventually led to the establishment of the UFO museum in 1990 which was fostered by Lt.Walter Haut and Glenn Dennis. The Roswell UFO Museum is said to be a non-profit educational organization which aims to educate the public about UFO phenomena.

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Icelandic Phallological Museum (Reykjavik, Iceland)

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Credit: CGP Grey / www.CGPGrey.com

Oddly enough, this museum houses the largest collection of penises in the planet. Numbering to about 280 specimens, the display includes organs of seals, whales, land mammals and even a human penis which was added in 2011.

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