"I slay bugs."  From an 1892 ad for Hammon’s Slug-Shot Insecticide & Fertilizer.


meanwhile in 1997 these cutting edge internet themed crayons were born


We’re getting all spruced up for the long weekend! There’s so much to do and see at the Museum: visit Lonesome George, travel into our Dark Universe, and fly the skies with Pterosaurs!
Stories you may have missed this week:
The Explore21 expedition to Papua New Guinea encountered an unexpected delay at base camp, then undertook the arduous two-day hike to their high elevation camp. 
Astronaut and Former ISS Commander Chris Hadfield shared some of his pictures of Earth from above.
Cozy up to our new Pinboard, Autumn at the Museum.
Museum scientists have uncovered a 52-million-year-old example of social parasitism.
This past week’s lunar eclipse featured a rarely-seen “selenelion.”
Have a great weekend!



McDonald’s has been forced to open its first ever restaurant with a turquoise coloured sign after city planners said the signature yellow sign would be too garish. Officials in Sedona, Arizona told the fast-food giant they were unable to open a restaurant with the trademark yellow logo.This is due to the city’s strict regulations which prevent buildings from ruining the picturesque view of the desert.
Photo credit: Michael Wright/WENN.com

arizona joins the aesthetic movement



I make art in New York City. I wish I was always on the road.