Sunday, 23 February 2014

Mini Museum catalogs martian meteors, dinosaur eggs, and 31 other specimens

Mini Museum catalogs martian meteors, dinosaur eggs, and 31 other specimens
Feb 23rd 2014, 18:37, by Russell Brandom


For $239, you could have 33 of the most interesting items in the world, in a case less than half a foot tall. A new Kickstarter project called the Mini Museum offers pebble-sized chunks of a startling array of objects, including triceratops bone, a piece of martian rock leftover from a meteor strike, and foil from the Apollo 11 command module. Smaller versions of the museum also include soil from Dracula's castle (assumed to be Vlad III of Wallachia) and a shard from the Cheyablinsk meteorite. Each item is labeled, arranged and encased in a single resin block by the creator, a product designer named Hans Fex.
According to Fex, the project was inspired by his father, a medical researcher who collected artifacts and specimens in his...
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