Aisle 63, Shelf 3, Object 7D:A8:0C:FD:B1:EC

A wax death mask of William Henry Harrison. The amount of detail is startling; his eyelashes look almost real.

Aisle 1269, Shelf 5, Object AE:7C:FE:6D:A1:CB

A crumpled and smoothed photograph of Isaac Newton standing in the lobby of a movie theater. The photo has been torn in half and reassembled with cellophane tape.

If you look at it long enough, he sticks his tongue out at you.

Aisle 50, Shelf 6, Object AE:0C:D9:F3:BC:E1

A gilt-bronze box, about the size of a deck of cards, with a prominent black button on the front.

You push the button, and the aches and pains of the day melt away. There is a loud crash from the next aisle over; maybe you should investigate.

Aisle 970, Shelf 3, Object 85:94:CA:1C:2D:BF

A photograph of Grace Hopper, near the end of her life, holding a map. The photo has been torn in half and reassembled with cellophane tape.

It smells faintly of orange and ... cedar?

Aisle 133, Shelf 1, Object DB:6C:F5:AD:ED:20

A whisk broom. Perfectly ordinary, as far as you can tell.

A small label nearby reads NOT FOR EXTERNAL LOAN.

Aisle 38, Shelf 4, Object 5A:5C:32:DB:4F:3E

A Bakelite box, about the size of a box of tissues, with a discreet black button on the side. Its object label reads only "Recovered by Harry Houdini".

You push the button and the box vanishes.

Aisle 90, Shelf 2, Object B2:EA:D7:6F:A5:C3

A wax death mask of Ada Lovelace. There is a tiny bead of moisture in the corner of one eye.

As you pick it up, the light sputters and you briefly smell freesia.

Aisle 5635, Shelf 3, Object 8D:0D:E1:B2:9F:A3

A wax death mask of Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin. The amount of detail is startling; his eyelashes look almost real.

From the look of the dust on the shelf, someone has recently tried to put this back exactly how they found it.

Aisle 25, Shelf 3, Object DB:C6:1E:5D:BA:C5

A microwave oven. There's something pleasant about it; you can't quite put your finger on it.

Aisle 558, Shelf 4, Object 4B:AF:2D:CF:B1:EA

A plastic hairbrush. Perfectly ordinary.

From the look of the dust on the shelf, someone has recently tried to put this back exactly how they found it.

Aisle 642, Shelf 7, Object C5:9D:3F:A4:EB:2C

A copy of yesterday's newspaper. Perfectly ordinary.

You want it. More than you have ever wanted anything. Despite the visible security cameras, you are strongly considering stealing it.

Aisle 151, Shelf 7, Object 9B:1E:0A:D4:7E:F8

An issue of the magazine "GQ". Nothing to write home about.

You want it. More than you have ever wanted anything.

Aisle 42663, Shelf 3, Object A5:CF:7E:AD:8D:B9

An issue of the magazine "Ranger Rick". What's that doing here?

It draws your attention, and you find that you can't look away. Well, you probably could, but you don't want to, for the time being.

Aisle 128, Shelf 9, Object 5D:3E:CD:7A:2E:9B

An apple.

You want it. More than you have ever wanted anything.

Aisle 86603, Shelf 7, Object 5A:41:D2:E6:E7:D6

A wax death mask of Winston Churchill. He looks peaceful.

It smells faintly of orange and ... silage?

Aisle 72, Shelf 9, Object 93:DD:C0:2F:AE:6A

A 13-inch Quasar color TV/VCR combo playing an advertisement for retractable awnings on a continuous loop.

With every repetition, the actors seem a little more desperate.

Aisle 8035, Shelf 8, Object 7E:94:D7:F8:2F:E6

A gilt-bronze box, approximately the size of a deck of cards, with a discreet round button on the side.

You push the button. A deep humming surrounds you for exactly five seconds, then stops. You'll discover the other effect tonight, in the shower.

Aisle 66, Shelf 8, Object B6:EE:9C:8A:2D:B1

A black and white photograph of Robert Anton Wilson, around twenty years old, looking straight at the camera.

If you look at it long enough, he makes a rude gesture.

Aisle 64, Shelf 5, Object 9C:4D:F1:CA:B0:CF

A black and white photograph of Elizabeth Bathory standing in a field of wildflowers. The photo has been torn in half and reassembled with cellophane tape.

If you look at it long enough, she makes a rude gesture.

Aisle 67, Shelf 1, Object DC:4C:A1:F1:E8:6A

A 13-inch Symphonic color TV/VCR combo playing an advertisement for Ginsu knives on a continuous loop. It does not appear to be plugged in.

With every repetition, the actors seem a little more desperate.

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