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Scenes at the Museum: Mysterious – until you understand it

Longstanding exhibition “The Secret Life of the Home” in the basement of the Science Museum in London

hoovered
Home is where the Hooverer is

insidevacuum
Where’s the little woman inside?

friend
Why do you always complain you never have time to see your friends?
You see them all the time.

mysterious
Explain refrigeration to me again, George

roller
The long evolution of permanent press

hairdryerYou should see what I use to put my face on

hotpoint
Only your imagination gets between me and my Hotpoint

greatguy
You had me at I’m a great guy

dads
If you build it she will come

decca
Be a dear and dust the mistletoe?

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Open day at the depot

Any museum that has trains in its collection needs a fair amount of floor space. Welcome to the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton Town. If you’re not a curator you might find the experience lacks a certain user-friendliness, but that’s probably why they call it a depot. They only have a few open days a year. Any more than that and trainspotters might start squatting.

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ikea
At first I thought we’d accidentally stumbled into IKEA.

maps
Plan your time travel.

youngsters
Get kids interested in trains and they’ll grow up to become a better class of people.

networkSE
It’s a rough network.

oiling
A little WD-40 should fix that points failure.

lair2
Disused lines are repurposed as underground lairs.

tangle
Whatever this is, you’ll know it when you see it.

buses
The Gold Bus is for 1st class passengers only.

vaseline
Safety first, Vaseline a close second.

neutral
That’s one way to keep it in neutral.

women1
women2
women3
The “char ladies of the underground” didn’t appreciate having Ron Jeremy as their supervisor.

oldbike
One for the bikespotters.

BBL
The rest of the story.

dogcollar
Even train seat cushion fabric doesn’t escape the cycle of rebirth.

toys
If you sell it they will come.

type
Toolbox of the graffiti artist before the invention of spray paint.

signs
It’s hard to make it to the end without suffering information overload.

tender
I have seen the future and it is overcrowded.

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Scenes at the museum

headcount

bigwheel

silverbike

periscope

treasures

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Brains on the brain

I recently had tea and biscuits with a descendent of Charles Babbage. The next day I happened to visit the Science Museum in London, that repository of knowledge

knowledge
and this formerly quite knowledgeable organ:brainybabbageAlthough donations are welcome at the museum, there was no slot for biscuits.

Seeing a brain in the altogether reminded me of this:2brains

which leapt across where a synapse should be, to this:futurama

and finally, this:
mybrainscan
my own skull stuffer, first theorised here.

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Scenes at the museum

telephone

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Scenes at the museum

favourites

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