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!
Got a question for our experts? You can leave it in the comments section or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!