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Re-cap: Our Favorites from Ask A Curator Day

Published September 18, 2014

Yesterday, September 17th, was #AskACurator Day on Twitter! 

To celebrate, we joined museums and cultural institutions from around the world in making our curators available for hour-long Twitter chats! 


Here are a few of our favorite shared facts from yesterday’s sessions:

  • “New World” tarantulas can actually fling irritating hairs from their abdomens as a defense mechanism. 
  • Not all sloths are vegetarians! Two-toed sloths will occasionally show interest in eating the occasional bird egg. 
  • There are several references to Hawaiian gods that are represented as an octopus or squid. 
  • Some research has suggested that not only are octopuses highly-intelligent, but they can show individual personalities. 

For those who missed out on yesterday’s chats, don’t fret! For us, everyday is Ask A Curator Day! 

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