July 17, 1955 was the grand opening of Disneyland in Anaheim, California. And it’s kind of surprising they’re still in business after such a disasterous first day. The Disney Company had sent out special passes for opening day, but unfortunately someone counterfeited them and the park ended up with thousands more visitors than expected. They […]
Another SCIENCE spoon! Over the years, the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California have claimed many victims: saber-toothed cats, wooly mammoths, dire wolves, and even one human being. No spoons were ever found in the tar pits, however.
I’m finishing off a week of zoo spoons with yet another zoo I’ve never been to: The San Diego Zoo. In 1999, a female giant panda named Hua Mei was born at the zoo. In 2004, she became the first giant panda cub to survive to adulthood in the United States. She was promptly shipped […]