The DeMoulin Museum has collected a large number of these rare, odd contraptions. Curator John Goldsmith leads curious souls through the tiny free museum, showing off both band fashions of yesteryear and amusing frat pranks with a twinkle in his eye. Visitors can touch (and even try out) many of the strange items, and Goldsmith takes every opportunity to create “gotcha!” moments, with a guillotine blade that drops precariously over a victim’s neck and a chair that collapses to the floor. But the best part is the famous “goat machines.” You can get the whole story on them here. Photo by Allison Babka.