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Hank and Emily and Michael walk around the museum a bit more...checking out some bats, an echidna, possums, kangaroos, elephants, wallabies, and owls.

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Hank: I love their giant ears.
Emily: Yeah.
Hank: They're like leaves.
Emily: That's sonar so they go like whoop whoop whoop. It's like having two satellite dishes on your head. You get all the good channels that way.
Hank: So many bats.
Emily: So many bats. I'm gonna move some of these boxes. 
Hank: Monotremes.
Emily: Monotremes. We don't have very many, but we do have this guy. He's extra special. Do you know what that is?
Hank: Is it an echidna of some kind?
Emily: Yes it is. This person just left the tissue in there so you can kind of get a rough sense, you know, profile view of his body but they have these great claws, these digging claws, with these huge nails and this is the radius and the ulna, you know, almost fused together. They're very thick and very stout. You can tell they're, um, a primitive mammal because they have these extra pelvic bones that like point forward and I'm not entirely sure what they do but possums also have them. This is their crazy little skull and they don't have any teeth. They have really long tongues.

Michael: Oh God.
Hank: What?
Michael: Papyrus.
Hank: Oh noo.
Emily: We didn't make it!

Emily: This whole cabinet's full of all kinds of creatures of curiosity. We have possums and they're really kind of gross looking. I don't really like them so I can't have a bias. This is a little guy but you can get the same thing. They have tiny, tiny brain cases so they have these itty, bitty brains and this doesn't grow. Their sagittal crest grows as they get older but their brain case stays this small and they're just like the stupidest animal. I think they have 48 or 50 teeth in their mouth.
Hank: That's a lot of teeth.
Emily: A lot of teeth. A lot of like nasty, so they're basically just like teeth, teeth with bodies. Not a lot of thinking power going on.

Emily: Guess what.
Hank: You're gonna make me guess.
Emily: Guess what. 
Hank: I don't, I don't know. That's very big. I cannot say.
Emily: It's a kangaroo.
Hank: Oh. I would not have got there ever.
Emily: Yep. They're pretty cool. But they have these really interesting front shovel-like teeth that kind of just point straight forward. They're part of this order diprotodontia which is two forward-facing teeth. 
Hank: Did you know that there are prehistoric elephants that have those?
Emily: Really?
Hank: Yeah.
Emily: Oh, yeah, the big shovel teeth, the big scoopy things.
Hank: I can't remember what they are called, but they are nuts and terrifying. They use them for like digging stuff up but it looks like they used it for decapitating humans. Which didn't exist then, so we were safe.
Emily: Yay!

Emily: We've got a wallaby skin in here too. It's pretty neat. Kind of flat.
Hank: It looks like a bunny with a big tail.
Emily: Yeah! That's an interesting...
Hank: Feels like a bunny too.

Emily: Everybody likes the little owls.
Hank: Aww! 
Emily: They're pretty cute. Yeah!
Hank: Owls on sticks.
Emily: We do have snowy owls and every time we open it, kids are like "Hedwig!" but not, like, in the last two years 'cause kids don't read Harry Potter these days.
Hank: Ugh!
Emily: What's wrong with them? And I said "Get out of my museum."