Archive | March, 2013

What I learned last week at the American Museum of Natural History (Bonus)

28 Mar

Hmm…

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Is it me or do you get the feeling…

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That there might be…

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A Little Mermaid Cover Art situation going on here?

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Do you see it? IMG_1263Getting warmer…

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What I learned last week at the American Museum of Natural History (Closeout)

27 Mar

Ancient humans lived in “bone houses!” (Hey now! <wink>)

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Walruses get tummy aches.
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That baby sea lion is just “resting.”Sealion2

And they have a life-sized Blue Whale that is so big they actually had to bend it to make it fit.

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P.S. They also have a life-sized millipede apparently from Skull Island.

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P.P.S. Holy Crap! I googled Skull island. There are tons of them! Screen Shot 2013-03-27 at 11.10.31 AM Screen Shot 2013-03-27 at 11.11.52 AM Screen Shot 2013-03-27 at 11.12.10 AM Screen Shot 2013-03-27 at 11.12.34 AMI think it’s time to plan my King Kong world tour.

What I learned last week at the American Museum of Natural History (Part 5)

26 Mar

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Quite literally.

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This was one of my favorite displays.

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Different scenarios of people right at the moment before they get bitten by a snake.

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Especially the guy who steps on one.

HTGetBit4But the  pièce de résistance is a life sized child.

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Who has just been bitten.

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Waiting to die.

What I learned last week at the American Museum of Natural History (Extra Credit)

24 Mar

Someone in the comments section asked if they had a Polar Bear. They do and from a distance it looks like he’s got a little friend.

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But as you get closer…

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You see something gone terribly wrong.

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What I learned last week at the American Museum of Natural History (Part 4)

24 Mar

Jack rabbits are hilarious.

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They have Voldermort’s skull.

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T.Rex’s arms were even tinier than I realized.

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The one on the left might have been runover.

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And if it looks like it’s melting, it’s an alligator.IMG_2055

What I learned last week at the American Museum of Natural History (Part 3)

24 Mar

Although the exotic birds get really nice dioramas with painted backgrounds…IMG_1252

 

(I think this one’s eating an apple.)Easteregg2

 

(And these guys are on an Easter Egg hunt.)

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… The local birds? Not so much.NYBirds1NYbirds2

Same with the Mammals.IMG_1210
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These look like they’re getting arrested.NYMammals3

What I learned last week at the American Museum of Natural History (Part 2)

23 Mar

Africa. Has a shit-ton of deer.Deer4Deer10Deer9 Deer8 Deer7 Deer6 Deer5 Deer1 Deer2 Deer3

Honorable mention.IMG_1215