A brief, gross history of taxidermy

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Nov 01

An inland grizzly bear mount on display at MOI
In honor of our upcoming inaugural Slightly Irreverent Tour, the theme of which is “Crap Taxidermy” (Nov. 10 – buy tickets here), we present a brief, mildly disturbing

Origins of Idaho place names

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Oct 09

Last week, we did a little research in our archives about place names in Idaho, which is already fun. Then we opened it up to the public on our Facebook page, and the response was fantastic. You asked about your town, and we found answers. So here are the name

NASA and Craters of the Moon (Idaho)

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Sep 25

Don’t get mad at us for calling Craters of the Moon “weird”. President Coolidge said so himself when he designated it a National Monument in 1924.
Craters of the Moon is a weird national monument,

Order your Moon rock today!

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Sep 18

When we talk about Moon rocks, what do we mean? Not a lunar meteorite. That’s a piece of the Moon that has fallen to earth by natural processes. About 29 such meteorites have been found, including a big one that landed in the Libyan desert in 1999. The fragment now

The Big Blowup, Pulaski, and wildfire ecology

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Sep 07

How about a little Idaho wildfire history to soothe your lungs on this glorious, smoky day? Hurricane-force winds swept through the Idaho panhandle on August 20, 1910. “The wind was so strong,” said US Forest Service Ranger Ed Pulaski, “that it almost lifted men out of their saddles.” In