this is in the Harvard museum of natural history, which you can enter for free if you are a mass resident, or when you have a harvard ID, or on the first weekend of each month when having a bank of america card. all 3 apply to me, yet i went there only once.. :) i liked the museum. it is in an old building, and there is maybe a little too much to see... it is so crammed that the gigantic skeletons of different whales are hanging 3 species thick above each other in a small space with very high ceiling.
this text in particular made me laugh and since then i sometimes think about it, while replacing south for north... ;) (am i bad?)
i cannot get the american obsession with food, for example. just read that in NYC fast food chains are required (!!) to put calorie counts on their menus. in fact, i see that a lot... and up till recently calories never meant much to me. but then i started going to the gym; the stupid bike counts how many calories you burn. so.. now i often check how many calories are in whatever i am eating, and when comparing that to how much effort it costs me to burn 500 calories at the gym... i actually have the feeling going to the gym is not worth it at all!! in no time the 500 are back again! hahahahaha!