It’s one of the oldest sayings in the book: one man’s trash is another man’s two-headed stuffed pigeon. When it comes to the wares sold at Loved to Death, the setting of Science’s Oddities: San Francisco, “unusual antiques” might be a mild descriptor. But, as we know from the original Oddities, there’s certainly a market for mummified cats and pickled hearts among the eccentric.
Loved to Death has been open for three years in the heart of the Haight-Ashbury District in San Francisco. Owner Audra and her staff Korri, Wednesday and Corrinne sell their medical oddities, unique taxidermies and more to clients ranging from street performers to intrigued tourists. After getting to know the Obscura gang, I can only imagine what’s in store when we head out to the West Coast for Oddities: San Francisco, premiering tomorrow at 9pm ET/PT on Science.