at The Field Museum
Field Museum is a must see, not for the sex (got your attention though).
I'll include more on the real
Field Museum page but
this is one for the sticky noses. Like this sticky nose found, not
much sex is going on here
but that doesn't mean it wasn't really interesting and entertaining.
For those museum types who are interested,
this section was for the kiddies (we adult types had a bit of fun
too) and was a biological science interactive
as part of the permanent exhibition. Disappointment awaited the inquisitive
few who dared peek through the
red velvet curtain....a couple of posters with cells dividing and
confusingly, one of a frog and a tadpole.
Nearby a much more compelling drama was unfolding, "is it dead"?
We and all the 10yr olds in the vicinity
"it" was indeed dead. The text panel explained that all
the little fishes swimming with the Lung fish
was that "its food" appeared to be eating it. It was very
still in its murky tank, not even
looked alive. Just
when we were thinking we needed to alert the proper authorities about
a decaying dead fish display can't be good for kiddies minds, the
thing suddenly lurched sloth like to the surface,
gulped some air and slunk back to the bottom to remain motionless
once again. This impressed us much more than the
10yr olds who simply shrugged and walked off. Such is life, and death
at the Field Museum.
Note: Living Lung Fish look pretty much like dead Lung Fish...or...at
the very least, extremely bored.
© lee-anne raymond