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The possibilities are endless! We're going to film ALL OF THE THINGS!


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The Brain Scoop is written and hosted by:
Emily Graslie

Created By:
Hank Green

Directed, Edited, Animated, and Scored by:
Michael Aranda

Filmed on Location and Supported by:
The Field Museum in Chicago, IL
(http://www.fieldmuseum.org)

Martina Šafusová, Deanna Mavis, Stefanie Winter, Gerda van Mierlo, Luca Vittone, Bedour Alshaigy, João Henrique Diniz, Catherine Côté, Reika Komatsubara, Evan Liao, Timo Pähler, Mariano Cepeda, Nur Iskandar Bin Nuruddin, Seth Bergenholtz, and Ada Häggkvist Aarvåg deserve a huge thank-you for providing closed captions on this episode!
(Re-vamped intro)

(Heels clicking across the floor)

(Scraping/dragging the chair across the floor)

(Lamp clicks on)

Emily: Welcome to The Brain Scoop's new office! Isn't it cool? I'm sitting here in Stanley Field Hall in the Field Museum of Natural History. Uh, it is one of the largest natural history museums in the United States. It has twenty-four MILLION artifacts; 157 thousand examples of fungi; mammals from 190 different countries; 21,000 clutches of bird eggs; one million specimens of rove beetles, representing 7,000 different species; and 30,000 different fish fossils!

Right now I'm going to take you guys on a tour of some of the public exhibits that you can see if you come visit the Field Museum. Let's go!

I'm sitting here in the Hall of Mammals, surrounded by dozens of old-mount taxidermy dioramas of every mammal species you can imagine from every corner of the globe possible. The Field Museum has a large collection of invertebrates -- more than 2.4 million specimens -- and a large portion of those are insects. 

Part of The Brain Scoop's relocation means that we're going to be branching out and talking about all different aspects of natural history, including things like anthropology. We're going to be talking about Africa! Ancient Americas! Ancient Egypt! Asia! Botany! Plants of the world! -- All of the plants in this hall are made by HAND; they're made out of WAX!

We've got dinosaurs! Early hominids! Ice-age mammals! Meteorites! The Grainger Hall of Gems! The Elizabeth Hubert Malott Hall of Jades! Award-winning bathrooms! 

This is the DNA lab where they analyze the genetic data from thousands of different species! 

This is Richard Lariviere -- (stage-whispers) he's the president.

Richard Lariviere: Hello.

Emily: And that's just a tiny fraction of the things that belong to the Field Museum's immense collection. At any one time they only have less than one percent of all of their artifacts on public display. And I am so thrilled to be able to go behind the scenes and share some of these artifacts with you guys in the coming days, weeks, months... years. 

This has been an episode of The Brain Scoop -- thanks for watching.

(Re-vamped outro)

... It still has brains on it.