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Here are some of the cool dinosaurs at the museum. Ignore all those damn tourists that were in my shots.
The duck-billed dinosaurs, Anatotitan copei (giant duck), had an interesting story along with them. Taken from the museum display, “The skeleton mounted in a feeding pose was collected in 1882 by a field party working for the paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope, and was later purchased by the American Museum. The upright skeleton was discovered by cowboys in 1904. Its location was eventually disclosed to Barnum Brown after a series of negotiations involving a “six-shooter” and $250. The excavation, in 1906, took three weeks and necessitated blowing up a hill.” Very funny.
I love natural history museums. They are more interesting to me than art museums. New York has one of the nicest in the country: the American Museum of Natural History. They even have apps you can download for your ipad or iphone that shows the dinosaurs at the museum, as well as one for the rest of the exhibits. There’s free wifi at the museum so I was able to load it while I waited in line for the museum to open. Here’s the outside of the museum:
Here is the entrance hall:
And here is a note for visitors: Don’t let your kids play on the dinosaurs. This may seem like common sense to most people, but I guess some people are just STUPID.