Team Hensley

Team Hensley

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Museum of Science and Industry

This is the Museum of Science and Industry. It is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. That means there's a larger museum dedicated to science somewhere on the other side of the planet, but I heard nobody cares about that museum.
This is a pretty good museum. It has the captured U-Boat I will never stop talking about in it. Along with the U-Boat are some captured Nazi items (evil Binoculars, evil jackets, extra-evil cigarettes), torpedoes, and other U-Boat accessories. There are also some hands-on parts that let you see what it's like to be a submariner in a loser's navy. One has you man a periscope to try to blow up an Allied ship. My torpedo missed its mark, but that's because I'm a saboteur, not because I suck at shooting torpedoes. I do it all the time. And I never miss.
Another exhibit was about You! Yes, You! We got to see what we would look like if we were real old, based on our current life-style habits. Then we went to play Mind Ball! Mind Ball is where you attached some probes to your head to probe your brain waves. Your opponent (in my case, Randi) does the same. A little ball is in the middle of the table that you and your opponent sit on either side of. The game begins! The ball moves away from you based on how relaxed your brain is. I won not because I was more relaxed; I passed out from all the excitement.
Let's see. What else...
You can cause tornadoes and avalanches and fires and lightning strikes in another part. Oh, and tidal waves, if that's your thing.
And don't forget to check out the baby-chick hatchery, where baby-chicks hatch from their eggs right before your eyes...if you stick around for 10 hours or so. Some of the baby-chicks had just come out of their eggs, and they looked pretty upset about their situation. If they knew how cute and fuzzy they would soon become, I'm sure their attitude would improve. Then again, if they knew how ugly they would get after that...
Anyway. There's no way you can see the whole museum in one day. So you might wanna hide yourself away somewhere and spend the night in the museum. I read a story once about some kids that did that. They seemed to have a pretty good time.
If that doesn't work for you, try to go on the free days. That's what we did. It was free! But don't make the mistake we did. Even though the museum is free, you still need to get a ticket. Apparently there's no Science or Industry that has made it possible to count the number of people entering a museum short of making them all get tickets. The Science and Industry required for that level of Science and Industry does not exist. So quit asking about it. Get a life, ok?

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