|He lasted 5 seconds|
1) Dogs were used in European warfare and against and the Indians.... The explorer DeSoto used trained mastiffs and greyhounds to attack uncooperative Indians (as if there weren't enough insults and injuries committed against them already!) and to track down escapees. Very few ever successfully escaped. Mastiffs would bite and tear any enemy who got in their way. Greyhounds reportedly could chew the face off of a man.....(my 7th grade boys would be paying rapt attention right now...)
3) I saw an arrow extractor from early medicine days...the center part slides along the shaft into the wound, then the sides spread apart the flesh so they can pull out the arrow--e-e-w-w-w-w! (I think those 7th grade boys would still be listening!)
4) There was a set of visuals using marked cement columns on the grounds of the museum showing how high the floods can be and what percent the chances are of having more devastating floods. It truly gave you a reality check on how high the Mississippi floods when it does. And finally, here I am standing in front of the aquariums, and I just thought this was kinda cool, being able to see myself in the reflection. I wonder, who is watching whom?!