Saturday, January 1, 2011

Museum of the Dead

There's a newish museum in town, the Beaty Biological Diversity Museum. Let us explore, shall we?

Here is a dead blue whale, scavenged from a beach:



There are delightful pictures of the excavation process: the twenty-years-dead corpse, submerged in sand, still had a considerable amount of what once was flesh on it.

From there we descend into the bowels of hell a basement research museum designed to make science approachable and friendly to the schoolchildren whose bus was parked outside. See for yourself:







That's right, the museum consists of row upon dimly-lit row of locked black closets broken up by an occasional display table or open space or glass panel. What is in these closets?

SCIENCE.



I will be back upon the improvement of the snack bar:

14 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Is that their rodent collection in the last photo, or the snack bar?
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Substance McGravitas said...

I see a punctuation change is required.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

So, both, he exclaimed.
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mikey said...

Wow. Some questions spring to mind.

Did the Red Queen let you out of The Hive because you work for Umbrella Corp?

Does this mean Raccoon City is in Canadia?

And, um, can I get Alice's phone number?

Smut Clyde said...

WANT.

M. Bouffant said...

At least most of the exhibits seem to be at a younger person's eye-level.

Substance McGravitas said...

At this point the contents of the closets are about 5% accessible to the non-researching public; what's available to see in the absence of a tour guide is behind glass.

vacuumslayer said...

It does have a prison-y look to it.

The snack bar comment made me happy in my brain facsimile.

nedbeaumontjr said...

Nice collection of fire extinguishers. I'm jealous.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I do not need to see pictures of another zombie experimentation facility.

Mendacious D said...

Having seen this whale, I should note that McG is kind enough not to mention the enticingly large pelvic bones.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

The dead zoo...

the twenty-years-dead corpse, submerged in sand, still had a considerable amount of what once was flesh on it.

The hagfish weep for their loss.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

This post has been linked to by the prestigious 3Bulls! Blog of Natural Science and Goobie.

How come I don't see any citation down under "links to this post"?
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Substance McGravitas said...

I think those only work with Blogger thus far.