The Odd World of ‘Oddities’ on Discovery Channel

November 3, 2010 | by gweiswasser

Ever gone shopping for monkey skulls? A jar of toenail clippings? Maybe a straitjacket? Well, we haven’t either, but luckily there’s a store in New York City that caters to people who are interested in that kind of thing.

Obscura Antiques & Oddities on Manhattan’s Lower East Side specializes in “medical artifacts,” or rare, one-of-a-kind, spooky and even downright gross items that come from flea markets, auctions, antique shows, other collectors — anywhere and everywhere. Tomorrow night (November 4) at 9:30pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel will premiere Oddities, a series chronicling the people who work at Obscura, along with the strange things that can be found there. (Tomorrow’s episode features a mummified cat — yuck.)

Learn more about the series, and check out a photo tour of the store and some video clips from the series. And be sure to check out this unique customer: