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Madame Tussauds

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Even today the world remains in awe of Madame Tussauds waxworks. The only one to have ever done justice to the sheer beauty of mankind is Madame Tussauds and her authentic statues that have been a delight to everyone’s eye.

Baker Street is not only the home of Sherlock Holmes; but back in the 1830s it also witnessed Madame Tussauds open her very first wax museum, which included victims, murderers and other criminals of the then war. Some of her famous original work has survived till day at the historic exhibit of the museum, which is now located at Marylebone Road.

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Poster for the Tussaud wax figure’s exhibition, London 1835.
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If you’re not satisfied with visiting just one museum in London, a world tour would definitely do the trick since they’re spread all over the world from Beijing, Berlin to Las Vegas and Sydney, and they’re soon to open their very first branch in India in 2017.

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Lets go over some intriguing facts about Madame Tussauds –

  • The London branch of Madame Tussauds has more than 400 figures that equates to 2,400 lbs of wax, which just means a lot of wax.

  • The hair of all the statues is regularly washed and conditioned, talk about hair spa on a daily basis for immobile celebrities.

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  • It takes about a month to complete the hair of the statues, with each strand individually fitted.

  • The London museum has gracefully survived a fire, an earthquake and a bombing at the time of World War II, cheers to all the famous people that survived natural disasters and attacks.

  • The largest work is of The Hulk that is about 18ft in height and the smallest one is that of Tinkerbell, which is 5 and a half inches tall.

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  • If a celebrity or royal passes away, their statues are made with estimates using their photographs.

While some of these facts are unimaginable and sound creepy, they do sum up the anticipation of visiting Madame Tussauds and watching the wonders unveil.

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