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Cycling + => Highway 61 => Topic started by: sam on July 15, 2019

Title: Here there be sea serpents
Post by: sam on July 15, 2019
Today's mission: the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, and the Grant Museum of Zoology, both part of University College London.

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You are where?

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A fire extinguisher is probably better protection than a sphynx

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OMG, I forgot to go to Tripadvisor first. This must be how Victorian explorers felt.

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Speaking of Victorian.
Seriously, I'm fine with old fashioned, pile 'em high displays of artefacts. Still mourn the pre-revamped Room 33 (https://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting/galleries/asia/room_33_asia.aspx) at the British Museum.

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If Richard Francis Burton (https://jeffollerton.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/sex-and-drugs-and-the-source-of-the-nile-sir-richard-francis-burton/) had had one of these, his researches into erotica would’ve gone much faster

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Somebody throw a doily over them, quick. (I didn't go looking for this, I just followed the groove in the floor.)

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"This is going in my Tripadvisor review."

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Instructions for making a Nile cruiser

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Lid doesn’t fit the jar? That’s some sloppy work, people.

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When a good fashion idea came along, both hatmakers and architects scrambled for it

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Has puzzled caption writers for millennia

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You look green, this should settle your stomach

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Captured for all eternity: that first date

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Going to grandma's meant dusting her shabti collection

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and she always knew when you broke something

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Hearing aide

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You have to be in it to win it

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If only I’d married my brother, rather than the boy next door, I could’ve ended up in a pyramid instead

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Is there anything else I can get you before I return to my fantasy slave girl duties?

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Before cat videos

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The gift that says you cared enough to plunder a grave
Title: Scenes at the museum
Post by: sam on July 15, 2019
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Have you seen my dog?

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The last thing the caveman saw before his caveneighbour said "He just wants to play."

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Drifters always have shifty eyes, but first they had to evolve them

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If you don't mind getting wet, there's a jellyfish I'd like to introduce you to

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Never go rummaging in the back of grandma's preserves cupboard

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You can tell you're adopted because you're always the first to end up in a jar of formaldehyde

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Young Steven’s request for a raise in his allowance was “to improve production values”

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Their eyes met across a crowded ribcage

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Why it's not always a good idea to have a look outside the pouch

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You'd look scary to him too if you were standing on your head

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When the recipe calls for these, you know you’re in for an enchanting meal

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Finger lickin’ grub

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The next time the kids want to go to the zoo, tell ‘em to look at their thumbs

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Elevator going down?

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Here there be sea serpents (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrozoa)

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Sure, I'll take your survey

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#10 - It made me feel alive

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If you’re not distracted by sea serpents smaller than your thumb, they’re doing something wrong

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Not always very good ones

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They forgot to ask if the museum (https://twitter.com/jollygoodthen/status/1154674185421172736) blew my mind
Title: Scenes at the museum
Post by: sam on July 15, 2019
Bonus round: the nearby Wellcome Collection, "for the incurably curious"

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There was renewed interest when it was discovered her last will and testament included a treasure map

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Doctors learn if you've got a piece left over, you've done something wrong

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How great thou art: hymn, or pillow talk?

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A cigar may just be a cigar, but kiwi is presumed kinky until proven otherwise

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Somebody was master of your domain, but it sure as hell wasn’t you

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Like bear traps for the little bear. Or whatever you’re calling it.

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The Christmas tree ornament that says "Open mine first"
Alternate caption: Some things are exactly what they look like under the wrapping

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How obstetricians get in the mood

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The seance was going remarkably well

Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic (https://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/W_vuwBQAACoA_SY2)
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Suddenly realising the key he'd regurgitated opened his date's chastity belt for after the show

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A second line of defense in case the bear traps don't work

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If you feel a hand in your pocket, it's probably not the devil's

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Proof that even the spirit world is not immune to selfies

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I could show you how that trick works but then I'd have to saw you in half

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You cannot be serious

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Card shark by night, card peacock by day