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Museum of Natural History in Belgrade is 113 years old. Tomorrow, I will go to the main building to talk to people and perhaps check the library and some specimens – there is no real exhibit there. But today I went to the ancient and tiny exhibit building, all the way out on Kalemegdan (the old fortress). Since the space is so small, they can only showcase a small portion of the collection at any given time. These few months, the exhibits is about Skeletons. Very nicely done. I particularly liked a whole series of skeletons of a fox and another series of a rat, both showing the various phases of the movement, i.e., a single big jump. Several of the pieces showed the disarticulated bones, the internal structure of the bones and joints, etc. Extra points for figuring out the identity of a series of small bones attached to a board…

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  1. #1 John McKay
    April 23, 2008

    They look like oosiks, penis bones.

  2. #2 Coturnix
    April 23, 2008

    And I knew, with almost absolute certainty, that it would be you who answered the quiz correctly first. 😉

  3. #3 John McKay
    April 24, 2008

    I’m probably the only one of your regular readers who has a penis bone.

    I have no fear of traveling to the Congo and having my penis stolen by sorcerers. I have the confidence that comes of knowing I have a spare penis safely stored at home.

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