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From there we went to the Museum of American History. Here we spent a lot of time learning about Thomas Edison, an amazing guy. This is a picture of his filament experiments. He tried a number of different materials to make the filament for light bulbs before he found the one that worked the best.
Here’s a picture of a cartoon. It shows the owner of a gas company, and a dream he may have had. He’s dreaming of all the bad things that are now going to happen to him and his company because of Thomas Edison and his inventions. It’s really funny, make sure you click on it to see it bigger.
This is the world’s largest rubber band. Just kidding, but that’s what it looks like. It’s really an elaborate generator.
Our next stop was the National
Museum of Natural History. Now, normally in museums, there are
signs everywhere that say don’t touch, keep your hands off the
glass…etc. But not here.
Then it was
on to the gemstone collection.
This is a tanzanite brooch. Tanzanite has only been found in one place in the entire world: a single mine in Tanzania, Africa. We have been told that it is now almost completely mined out, but after reading the Wikipedia article, it seem this may not be true. (We've also been told that it’s also really rare to find tanzanite this dark anymore, and that the tanzanite that is being mined now is really light in color (think aquamarine), but again, read the Wikipedia article, and make your own judgment.)
On our way to have dinner with a friend, Steve, we walked past this fountain and sculpture. I thought it was really cool, so I made Jonathan pose for me. What a supermodel!
Here’s Thaiphoon where we had dinner with Steve. We love Thai food.
Here are the
pictures of where we stayed while in DC.