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Woodman Institute Museum, New Hampshir

Woodman Institute Museum, New Hampshir

One of my favourite museums in the world is the Pitt Rivers Museum, which I’ve written about before on this blog. Why? Because the place is like literally stepping back in time. It’s understandable that museums change and update themselves, but something is lost in the process. Fortunately, visitors can...

The Museum of the Zoological Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia

The Museum of the Zoological Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia

Since I started this tumblr I’ve written a lot about taxidermy. But I can’t believe I haven’t written specifically about Russian taxidermy before. What’s wrong me? The Museum of the Zoological Institute in St. Petersburg is one of the largest of its kind in the world and Russia’s most popular...

Billy Graham Museum at Wheaton College

Billy Graham Museum at Wheaton College

Last month on a whim my friend and I decided to visit the Billy Graham Museum at Wheaton College. Or maybe it was all part of God’s plan. I guess I’ll never know. Graham went to several Bible colleges before eventually graduating from Wheaton College in 1943. But Wheaton is...

Harvard University’s Museum of Natural History – Flowers collection

Harvard University’s Museum of Natural History – Flowers collection

At Harvard University’s Museum of Natural History, there is a unique Glass Flowers collection, which includes nearly 4,000 models of over 800 different plant species. Professor George Goodale, founder of Harvard’s Botanical Museum, wanted to teach botany with life-like flowery creations instead of the crude wax models that were common...

Heidelberg University, Germany

Heidelberg University, Germany

I’d like to think I wasn’t a bad person during my younger days. Well, except for that time I tried to stab a boy with a carving tool in pottery class (he had been making fun of me for months but he probably just liked me???) that led to a...

University of Cambridge’s Whipple Museum, England

University of Cambridge’s Whipple Museum, England

I bring you an old post about another medical collection. Yep, right from the horse’s mouth. Now that was a bad joke if I’ve ever seen one. What we have here is 29 horses’ teeth, assembled by Louis Auzoux (1797-1880), a French doctor, who went on to make papier-mâché models...

Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University

Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University

As the never-ending 2016 U.S. presidential election continues in Philadelphia with the Democratic National Convention, a local museum has an exhibit all about presidents. Well, not exactly. It’s actually about presidential hair, which seems appropriate considering Donald Trump has the world’s most amazing (or hideous) combover. The Academy of Natural...

Marx generator, Moscow region, Russia

Marx generator, Moscow region, Russia

Hello, Obama! ;) I don’t know if this is creepy or cool or what…but it’s definitely not something you see on a daily basis, that’s for sure. Although some people might think it’s a Tesla coil, this machine, constructed in the 1970s by the Russian Electrical Engineering Institute, is actually...

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