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The Door to Hell
Sometimes, scientists do great things. Sometimes, they set manmade pits of natural gas on fire.
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The Leg That Received a Funeral (Or, Four Things You Might Not Know about General Santa Anna)
The only thing more #extra than Santa Anna himself was the state funeral he ordered for his leg.
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How to Create a World Class Audio Tour
We worked with the Historic Charleston Foundation to create an audio tour for the city. Here's how it went.
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Elinor Powell: The African-American Nurse Who Fell in Love with a German POW
Sometimes if you want to meet someone, you gotta get sent to a wartime labor camp.
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The Italian Zombies
You know what they say about the Neapolitan syphilitic zombie outbreak of 1495: if you remember it, you weren't there.
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Taytu Betel: The Woman Who Saved Ethiopia
The Italians thought they knew what they were getting into when they tried to colonize Ethiopia. They were wrong.
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Case Study: Curating Real Connection and Engagement At Your Next Company Mixer
How our team of experts guides turned a traditional networking event into a one-of-a-kind Museum Mixer.
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The Real Hackstory of the New England Vampires
Brad Pitt wasn't the only vampire we learned about in the early '90s.
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The Real Hackstory of the Kettle War
In 1784, the Dutch and the Holy Roman Empire clashed over control of the Scheldt River. There were many survivors.
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The Origin of the Moron
In 1910, Henry H. Goddard coined the term "moron" because he needed a word for my ancestors. Ouch, buddy.
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The Baboon Who Served in World War I
Man's best friend? Jackie the Baboon.
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The First Woman To Command An American Merchant Ship
When I was nineteen, I earned $250 for correctly pronouncing "Worcester." By the time she reached 19, Mary Patten had faced down a mutiny and commanded a merchant ship.
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The 19-Year-Old Who Inadvertently Caused Two World Wars
Ready to feel old? At 19, Gavrilo Princip had already assassinated an archduke and kicked off World War I.
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5 Reasons Why You Should Date a Museum Worker (And 1 Reason Why You Shouldn’t)
We’ve already proven how museum professionals make great employees, but did you know they also make delightful dates?
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The Museum of Concepts: How do you display ideas?
Museums that focus on concepts are at the cutting edge of visitor experience. But how are they doing it?
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The Real Hackstory of the Trojan War
Sometimes the best ancient epic poems raise more questions than answers.
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Hitting the Ground Running: A Custom Teamwork-Inspired Tour with Back on My Feet NYC
Museum Hack tour guides led members of national organization Back on My Feet NYC on a pro bono tour of the Met as part of our new social responsibility program.
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The Re-gifted Alligator & Other Weird Presidential Pets
Turns out, a lot of presidents had a lot of weird, weird pets.
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5 Black Plague Cures That Are Completely Crazy
What doesn't kill you probably makes you a whole lot sicker.
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The Tiny Particle That Could Destroy the Universe
Higgs boson: the tiny particle that could (destroy the universe).
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The Pope Smackdown of the 14th Century
Three popes: that's the dream, right? Well, they tried it in 1409. Turns out that's too many popes.
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50 States, 50 Museums, 50 Awesome Things to Do This Summer
If your summer plans don't include a museum, you're doing something wrong.
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How Instagram Steals like an Artist
Instagram is arguably one of the best artists in the 21st century - stealing ideas from Snapchat, Periscope, and now, YouTube, to continue advancing their successful social media empire. Here’s what we can learn from them.
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4 Things That Are Weird About Washington Crossing the Delaware
Washington Crossing the Delaware is an incredibly famous painting. It's also incredibly wrong.
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