Some inventions stand the test of time, like this still-functioning old mouse trap that wasn't ready to resign itself to history just yet.
From Pearl Harbor to London to Normandy and beyond, the battlefields and machines of World War II survive and are maintained as museums. Here are photo tours of a few of the famous sites.
The iconic Stanley Hotel hopes to open a horror museum. Future filmmakers will also have access to a production studio that will make them want to stay forever, and ever and ever.
Hidden in plain sight in the northeast corner of the San Fernando valley in Los Angeles is an incredible collection of classic cars, a steam train, and mechanical musical instruments of all kinds. Here's a photo tour of the Nethercutt Museum and Collection.
The Mini Museum II, now on Kickstarter, lets you hold some of the world's rarest items, including items from space, ancient history and the Earth itself.
Watch the famous Internet cat barely tolerate figure sculptors as they take measurements for her animatronic wax statue for Madame Tussauds in San Francisco.
On the 46th anniversary of humanity's first steps on the moon, Kickstarter and the Smithsonian team up to save -- and display -- a vital piece of space history.
Composer John Luther Adams, whose works have deep roots in the natural world, will incorporate ambient urban sounds for "Soundwalk 9:09."
The American Air Museum and the Imperial War Museum in Duxford house everything from an A-10 to an SR-71 to a B-52 and a B-29. Here's a full photo tour.
Take a tour of the Imperial War Museum Duxford, including the American Aviation Museum. Across its many hangers sit everything from a B-52 to an SR-71 Blackbird to a B-29 and a Concorde.