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MUSEUM | The Science of 'Ripley's Believe it or Not'

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Ever wonder how you measure up against the world's tallest man? Well, let's just say you're going to need a really big selfie stick to get a snapshot with a model of Robert Wadlow, who stood 8 feet 11 inches tall! It's part of The Science of "Ripley's Believe it or Not" on display at RMSC (657 East Avenue) through January 2. Brave kids (and adults) can crawl through a life-size model of the largest prehistoric snake, get an up-close look at a calf with two faces, and check out a portrait of Albert Einstein made entirely out of toast. RMSC is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RMSC will host a symposium of anthropologists Kristin Doughty, Robert J. Foster, and Hirokazu Miyazaki on Wednesday, December 6, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., who will share the considerations and responsibilities involved in representing unfamiliar cultural differences in with the general public. Admission to this event ($5-$10) includes pre-lecture museum exploration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Bring oddities and curious items from your attic or basement to be appraised this weekend at the Bizarre Buying Bazaar. Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, December 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free with regular museum admission: $12-$14. 271-4320; rmsc.org.

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