Living With Museum Gags

Beetle Display, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Photo: Muppaphone

With a display featuring insect biodiversity, the effect of hundreds of pinned specimens of insects can be overwhelming. Dedicated fans spend hours delighting in the details of each specimen. Some people will pass on after a short glance. Museum curators know this and sometimes insert subtle humor into their displays that are overlooked by most, but rewarding to the more studious.

The picture (above left) is of a display by…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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