Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
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What I learned in Victoria last weekend, pt. 1

Apparently Canada's only endangered mammal isn't very interesting, even if its sole remaining habitat is only a few kilometers from the Royal BC Museum:



The sole information about the Vancouver Island marmot in the entire museum was a dusty specimen in a glass display case hiding off against a side wall behind large temporary displays of famous Canadian women, such as British Columbia's first female Supreme Court justice.

The rest of the museum was of course filled with highly educational exhibits such as a popcorn and fro-yo bar and the National Geographic IMAX theater, which features 100% Canadian content such as Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance...

Deep in the jungles of Guatemala, a black jaguar prowls the ruins of an ancient city. What happened here? What keeps all civilizations alive? To find out, join narrator Harrison Ford on a scientific adventure from the Arctic to the Equator. Tunnel into a metropolis of micro-organisms beneath New York...

Other incredibly relevant exhibits included timeless bits of typically Canadian history such as a polyester leisure suit from the late 1970s and Chinese dinosaurs.

V. disappointing.
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