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Julian Santana: Doll Collector

After moving to a small uninhabited island in Teshuilo Lake in Mexico City, oddball doll collector Julian Santana spent 50 years scouring Mexico City landfills for discarded dolls to hang from the property's trees. Many locals visited the island in boats to exchange old dolls for homegrown vegetables. Apparently, they all returned home safely.

"The island is impressive on full moon nights," Mexican journalist Sebastian Flores once remarked, "because there is no electricity and you see all the dolls hanging and some small animals coming out of their mouths. It is a bit terrifying."

[In 2004, the Mexican government converted the island into a museum.]

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