Monday, July 07, 2008

Give me taxonomy or give me death!

July 4th at the Museum of Natural History, in the rotunda...

Tourist, girl around 20, "...oh look, its a dinosaur!"

The figure in the middle of the rotunda is an ELEPHANT!



At 3:52 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

But years ago it used to be a woolly mammoth, right? RIGHT?!?

I have been arguing this point for years and I seem to be the only one in the DC area that remembers that awesome woolly.

Bring the woolly back.

I want to boycott Natural History until it returns. Like, seriously, where can they possibly be hiding it? Woollies are big and hard to hide. (Thank you, Captain Obvious.)

At 11:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that's true! Maybe it's our overactive kid imaginations, but I really do always think something's not right when I go in there and that it used to be a woolly mammoth.

At 3:26 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

:) I wish you hadn't posted anonymously! I'd love to know who you are!! We could team up and try to get some straight answers from the Smithsonian! :)

At 11:37 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

i thought it was a wholly mammoth too! i even told my visiting british boyfriend we had it and they didnt. but apparently we dont either. possibly the ny natural history museum?


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