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Two Heads Are Better Than One November 21, 2017

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Food & Drink, Humor, Travel & Leisure.
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A few weeks ago, we took advantage of FREE admission to the St. Pete Museum of History.

Our favorite exhibit ~> Signs of the Times.

We enjoyed wandering around the colorful memorabilia . . .

Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs . . .

We watched a funny video which included surprising (and silly) signs from around the world including this sign (in English) from Russia . . .

No drugs or nuclear weapons allowed inside the restrooms.

The exhibit also included toy wagons and fire trucks . . .

In an adjacent room, we saw a 2-headed calf born in 1925.  Two heads.  Two tails.  Six legs.  The stuffed calf, which lived for 6 weeks, has resided at museum for 90 years.

The calf finally got a name this year ~> Half ‘n’ Half.  Other names considered – Topsy Turvy, Moo Two Gai Pan, and Double Stuffed.

A more recent acquisition, a 2-headed chicken born in 1930 near Tampa, lived for 8 months before heading to the taxidermist for stuffing . . .

After touring the museum, we enjoyed lunch at Moon Under Water, a British Pub, opting against any chicken or beef items on the menu . . .

I got Chana Masala (spicy chickpeas) with Naan bread and sampled 2 curries with basmati rice.  Delicious!

BFF opted for Fish & Chips . . .

His lunch cost more than the advertised lunch special at the museum . . .

After lunch, we walked around the waterfront and then took the Trolley back to the car . . .

It felt good to sit down . . .

Another option along the waterfront is to have a Lunch Date with a borrowed bike . . .

Aah . . . that’s better!

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1. Jill Weatherholt - November 21, 2017

What a cool place! Thanks for taking us along, Nancy. I’ve always loved the old signs. As for those fish and chips…they look delish!

nrhatch - November 21, 2017

We enjoyed the signs and the lunch and the wander around the waterfront. It’s fun to find things to do “in our own backyards.”

2. joyroses13 - November 21, 2017

What a fun time! Looks like a very creative museum! Almost expected you to say that they had a Jackalope too! LOL!
My husband and I both enjoy Chana Masala. 🙂

nrhatch - November 21, 2017

Haha! A jackalope is JUST what they need! But it needs to be born on the East Coast. 😀

joyroses13 - November 21, 2017

LOL! True! 🙂

3. Tippy Gnu - November 21, 2017

Interesting photos. The folks at the slaughterhouse must have had a difficult time wringing the necks of that 2-headed chicken.

Val Boyko - November 21, 2017

I was thinking about the poor cow who gave birth to the calf!

nrhatch - November 21, 2017

I’m right there with you, Val ~ OUCH!!!

And as for you, Tippy Gnu, the visual you’ve described produced both a grimace and a grin! 😀

Tippy Gnu - November 21, 2017

Ouch! Yeah I’ll bet that really hurt.

nrhatch - November 21, 2017

Actually with all the extra appendages (3 by my count), I expect that the labor was more like OUCH x 3!

4. Val Boyko - November 21, 2017

I love the old signs… and the memories that go with them. I used to get off the tube at Wood Green!

nrhatch - November 21, 2017

I love old signs too.
Where is Wood Green? Scotland or England?

Val Boyko - November 21, 2017

Its in London!

nrhatch - November 21, 2017

Well, then . . . it’s perfect that we chose a British Pub for our lunch!

5. Kate Crimmins - November 21, 2017

You had me at fish and chips. I’ve been talking about them for days! Loved the old signs.

nrhatch - November 21, 2017

I hope Fish & Chips will appear on your plate soon ~> or at least by the time your turkey has been all gobbled up (or down).

Happy Thanksgiving!

6. Ally Bean - November 21, 2017

How fun. I enjoy signs and how they look and why they look that way. Cool museum. You look great by the bikes. Like a natural, even.

nrhatch - November 21, 2017

After 30 years of NOT riding a bike, I got a bike almost as soon as we moved to Florida. It’s my preferred mode of transportation within the neighborhood.

Have a terrific Thanksgiving, AB. Hope some chocolate cream pie announces its presence in your vicinity. 😀

7. L. Marie - November 22, 2017

I’m feeling nostalgic just looking at your photos. What a great museum!

nrhatch - November 22, 2017

Museums are FUN, not STUFFY . . . even if they have stuffed animals on display. 😀

8. Behind the Story - November 23, 2017

Both your lunches look delicious. I love Indian food. What a quirky museum. Two head? No nuclear weapons in the restrooms?

nrhatch - November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving, Nicki! Small town museums can be a treasure trove of quirky.

Hope you enjoy gobbling up lots of good food today.

9. Debra - November 24, 2017

What a fun day–including your lunch, which would have been a favorite for me! I must admit the taxidermy kind of gave me the willies even through a photo. I know these oddities occur in nature from time to time, but I’m a little squeamish! Love the signs, and US 101 is in my “neck of the woods!” 🙂

nrhatch - November 24, 2017

Oddities can make one feel quite squeamish. Each of our pets (dogs and cats) over the years have only had a single head to pet ~> just the way I like it!

Debra - November 26, 2017

LOL!

nrhatch - November 27, 2017

Bet you’re glad Darwin doesn’t have two heads too!

10. Joanne Sisco - December 4, 2017

I’m not a museum person … I just don’t seem to have the attention span for all that detail … but this one looks like fun.

nrhatch - December 4, 2017

Art Museums don’t appeal to me much, but I love history museums . . . especially quirky ones!


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