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Re: Three reasons to visit the Field Museum this summer... :-)

Guy Leahy writes:
 > > > And of course the REAL reason to go to the Field
 > > > Musuem:
 > > >
 > > http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2007/06/tet_zoo_picture_of_the_day_12.php
 > Yes... the skeleton is an impressive sight outside the
 > museum (of course, Kent Stevens would say the neck's
 > all wrong)... :-)

Let's not start that thread up again :-)

I will just say there are indeed some pretty obvious problems with the
base of the neck when you look closely at the mount.

 > There is also a duplicate mounted inside Terminal One
 > at Chicago O'Hare International Airport:

Yep.  When I was in Chicago a couple of years ago, I managed to bed a
"platform ticket" from the nice lady at O'Hare Terminal One (I'd flown
it at one of the other terminals) so I was able to go through into the
departure lounge and spend some time with that mount.  I'm very glad I
did, because by some quirk of the lighting, my photos of that mount
are much better in many respects than those of the outdoor mount.  So
far as I can tell, the two mounts are identical, right down to the

 > Personally, my favorite Field Museum exhibit is this
 > one:
 > http://www.fieldmuseum.org/sue/index.html

Pah, talk about your obvious :-)

Matt Wedel and I were at the Field Musuem for two days, during which
time we took 640 photographs.  When I got home, it occurred to me that
would be nice to check my Sue photos.  On checking through, I found
that skeleton appears, far off in the background, in a grand total of
two of the photos :-)

Not that it isn't an awesome skeleton.  It is.  But they really should
have left the Brachiosaurus inside and put Sue between its front
legs.  Just for a bit of context, you know.

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