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Me at the National Museum of Iceland. An interactive exhibit allows visitors to dress in old-timey garb. Apparently Iceland was (surprise!) colonized by brutal, authoritarian Christians.

The rise of Asia.

Swiss museum saws horns off stuffed rhinos to prevent theft

The demand for rhino horn in Asia, where some see its ground-up powder as an aphrodisiac and even cancer-curing medicine, has driven prices to nearly $50,000 a pound — and with it a new type of crime: thieves breaking into museums and auction houses to tear the horns off stuffed specimens. [More]

Image: Lisa Schaeublin / Natural History Museum of Berne via Getty

Even our stuffed animals aren’t safe.

How’s about a good laugh right about now??