The Smithsonian Megatherium Club was a group of scientists who researched all day and partied all night. No, really: they drank beer, ate oysters, and had sack races through the Smithsonian Castle. They even lived in the Castle…until they were kicked out for flirting with the Smithsonian Secretary’s daughters.
The group named themselves after an extinct species of giant sloth, and they made up a special greeting for their members: “How How!” (which I think we should appropriate for ourselves and combine with our secret handshake: big wink/drinky-drinky motion/high-five).
Here are a few of their original members. Bunch of party animals, these guys:
Image via Smithsonian Archives.
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Rent to Mrs.H?
Flat rents on Baker Street (according to Zoopla) are between £1,517 per month for a 1 bedroom flat and £8,645 per month for a rather swish 3 bed place. Assuming that 221B is average, that’s another £5,081 per month to live like Sherlock.
He wasn’t any good at magic, that he knew. The only curses of his that stood a chance of working were on the lines of ‘May you get rained on at some time in your life,’ and ‘May you lose some small item despite the fact that you put it there only a moment ago.’
The Dalek Invasion Of Earth (1964)
My Anthro pal Chris and I were poking around the Maya exhibit together. He loves stone tools, so here is a small compilation of some of the many stone artifacts on display. Those obsidian points that are all bendy were bent in a really hot ancient kiln. That shiny clear lithic with the number “4” next to it is knapped crystal.
It’s taken me so many years, so many lifetimes, but at last I know where I’m going. Where I’ve always been going.