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The Extraordinariness of the Ordinary

The Surprise Loaf is everywhere! Featured in the New York Times Magazine earlier this month. Found on Pinterest, the warpiest of time warps. Betty Crocker… 206 more words

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Cu not Au

Pictured above is the largest leaf of vein copper from the White Pine Mine in Ontonagon County, Michigan. It measures some eight feet across and is shown here on display in the Hall of Gems and Minerals at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History. 48 more words


Happy 165th Birthday, Jesse Walter Fewkes! (11/14/1850)

Happy 165th Birthday, Jesse Walter Fewkes! Fewkes was born on Nov. 14, 1850 and became a leading archeologist of the American Southwest. Fewkes was also a renowned field recordist with the Smithsonian. 28 more words


Unlikely Art: Pictures of the World's Most Beautiful Airport Towers

Airport towers are certainly an unlikely topic for a museum show. But that hasn’t stopped the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

On November 11, the museum presents  481 more words

Exploding plants are way too excited

The Smithsonian’s YouTube channel has some really great videos but this is one of my favorites. Time-lapse footage captures the humorous process by way many plants, including the ‘squirting cucumber’, spread their seeds.

Where's The Nature?


On this, the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it occurred to me what an effect that day has had on travel in ways both big and small, not just that day, but every day since. 436 more words


What to know before you try crowdfunding

In just a few days, Michael and Whitney Lash, the Atlanta couple who suffered a home invasion on Sunday, became the beneficiaries of more than $80,000 in aid from family, friends and strangers. 1,124 more words