By Trevor Klaus
When going into a museum, one can expect a certain type of artifact to consistently appear depending on what you think you are going to see. While these artifacts are certainly interesting, some of the ones that stick out are some of the more unexpected findings within the museum’s treasure trove. This such occurrence was the case for me today as I waltzed throughout the British Museum.
The museum itself is home to many cool ancient artifacts from all corners of the globe, ranging in age from thousands of years old, to something as recent as last week. Take for example, this wine pot from Egypt. It is exactly the sort of thing one would expect when going to an museum that houses a collection of ancient artifacts. This one in particular peaked my attention due to its use for housing wine, which is something I very much have come to enjoy. While it is indeed stellar to look at and behold, it pales in comparison to some of the artifacts I was not particularly expecting to encounter in my trip to the museum.
The biggest surprise of the whole museum was the shear, natural beauty of the undergoing maintenance note posted below. Its subtle, timeless existence will be sure to soak the socks of generations to come upon encountering such a marvel.
The second best artifact I encountered was the fan blowing on museum-goers. Its function was unparalleled by anything else in the museum in modern times. To compare, the bones of this dude haven’t been used for humanness in nearly 1800 years; Like, who even cares anymore? This fan, however, is the magnum opus of modern engineering. Its use of cooling off museum guests will be cherished for trillions of years to come.
Lastly, this PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH plaque embodies the spirit of an entire generation. Our unwillingness to touch things will come in handy for future generations also looking to resist the urge to touch really old things. Truly Brilliant. Similar to that of the fan, this thermostat also provides a truly incredible service to the world, allowing old dead things not to die more than they already have. This pinnacle of scientific discovery will surely live on for generations both in myth and actuality.