Category: Museum

The museum at Grand Canyon National Park had three buckets full of radioactive uranium ore on display for 18 years. They only realized in 2018 when the son of one of the park’s employees was messing around with a Geiger counter.

In 2016, a 155-year-old mousetrap kept on display in a museum in Berkshire caught a mouse.

The anthropologist Grover Krantz donated his body to the Smithsonian on  the condition his dogs were kept close to him. The museum honored his request.

Charles J. Guiteau who assassinated US President James A. Garfield intentionally used a gun that would look nice in a museum.

Charles J. Guiteau who assassinated US President James A. Garfield intentionally used a gun that would look nice in a museum.

After Kirani James won Grenada’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in 2012, the country was so proud that the government held a giant 3-hour celebratory rally attended by thousands, gave him US$186,000, printed new stamps, named a new stadium after him, and built a museum/gym in his home town.

There is a museum dedicated to bad art.

This indoor rainbow isn’t created by sunlight – it’s made of thousands of colored threads. The piece, by artist Gabriel Dawe, was specifically designed for the Toledo Museum of Art’s Great Gallery.