10 Mysteries That are Locked Away in the Smithsonian

10 Mysteries That are Locked Away in the Smithsonian

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10. John Dillinger’s sex organ
9. George Washington’s missing bed
8. A steam engine lost in the Titanic disaster may be owned by the Smithsonian
7. John F. Kennedy’s brain has been rumored to be held in the Smithsonian’s collections
6. Ghosts might be found in the Smithsonian in several of its buildings
5. The Smithsonian has a storage facility to protect meteorites from contamination
4. The Hope Diamond and its curse may be encountered at the Smithsonian
3. One can still learn a lot from a dummy
2. The model of Lincoln’s patented device is a replica
1. Missiles guided by pigeons along for the ride might have worked

Source/Further reading:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/urban-legends-about-the-smithsonian-135407460/
https://publicintegrity.org/accountability/smithsonian-inventory-in-disarray-but-museum-says-it-didnt-lose-washingtons-bed/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/urban-legends-about-the-smithsonian-135407460/
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2013/10/did-rfk-steal-jfk-s-brain
https://nmnh.typepad.com/100years/2010/10/phantoms-of-the-museum.html
https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/factsheets/museum-support-center
https://postalmuseumblog.si.edu/2012/11/delivering-the-hope-diamond.html
https://youtu.be/ANAlT4pjRDI
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_213141
https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_690069
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Smithsonian_Building_NR.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Smithsonian_Institution_National_Museum_of_Natural_History_(7508870948).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ocean_Hall_Smithsonian_Museum_of_Natural_History.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nayukim/3828960860/
https://www.goodfreephotos.com/albums/united-states/washington-dc/exhibition-hall-in-smithsonian-natural-history-museum.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Smithsonian_Museum_of_Natural_History_inside.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/brownpau/15136158137/
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:J._Edgar_Hoover_cph.3b10753.jpg
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/penal-institution/
https://www.liveabout.com/john-dillingers-display-at-the-smithsonian-3299046
https://www.ranker.com/list/great-penises-in-history/jacob-shelton
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mrs._Washington%27s_bed-chamber_where_she_died,_(May,_1801)._Mount_Vernon_mansion,_by_Dillon,_Luke_C.,_1844-_2.png
https://publicintegrity.org/accountability/smithsonian-inventory-in-disarray-but-museum-says-it-didnt-lose-washingtons-bed/
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Collier%27s_1921_Washington_George_Martha%27s_chamber.jpg
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/george-washington-slept-here-128209448/
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Life_of_George_Washington,_Deathbed.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hiram_Maxim_leaning_on_machine_gun.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maxim%27s_Experimental_Flying_Machine_-_Engine_-_Cassier%27s_1895-04.png
https://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/03/75/22/3752280_4de3525b.jpg
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/urban-legends-about-the-smithsonian-135407460/