The following is a list of actual items that have turned up on the walls of Cracker Barrel restaurants as decorative antiques:
A lithograph featuring a full frontal portrait of a naked Theodore Roosevelt.
The sled owned by William Randolph Hearst as a child, which served as the inspiration for “Rosebud” in the movie “Citizen Kane.” But Hearst’s actual name for the sled was “Bootylicious.”
A vegetable slicer from the first McDonald’s restaurant opened in 1940, with a severed human thumb still wedged in it.
The poison dart gun disguised as an umbrella used to assassinate Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov in London in 1978.
A tome once owned by Aleister Crowley, bound in human flesh and written in human blood in the language of a savage ancient race whom legends hold to be something other than human. Curiously, it appears to contain mostly household cleaning tips and pastry recipes.
A Victorian-era chastity device known as the “iron pelican.”
The skull of Gale Gordon, the actor who played Mr. Mooney on “The Lucy Show” from 1963 to 1968. Rumored to have mysterious healing powers.