Idaho-ology

NASA invented that?

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Throughout the term of our Space: A Journey to Our Future exhibit, which wraps up this week at MOI, our appreciation for NASA has swelled. If you’re into space already, you don’t need to hear arguments on the merits of space exploration. Chances are, if you’ve ever laid out on the grass or the hood […]

Idaho-ology

A brief, gross history of taxidermy

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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 history of stuffing animals. We have that in Idaho, if you haven’t noticed, so we might as well learn something about them. First of all, the word […]

Idaho-ology

Origins of Idaho place names

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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 origins of 41 Idaho cities […]