I recently had the pleasure of spending a day in the Museum of Natural History with my dear friend, facebook spouse and roommate Lina. We spent most of our time talking in funny accents in the Hall of Human Origins and pretending to be appalled creationists, but we did find time to do a drawing or two. The tourists really get a kick out of it.
Here are some GIANT gems/minerals (yes, I realize I would know the difference if I had paused to read anything at the exhibit). That exhibit is so sci-fi. The whole things looks like a beige carpeted jewelry store at a SPACE STATION.
And here are some elephants, generously provided for us by our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt (I didn't actually check to see if Teddy himself bagged these elephants, but he was a big game hunter and there's a statue of him out front, so you do the math).
Can you even imagine how the nation would react if Barack Obama had shot and killed even one elephant?