10 Best Museum Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-21 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

10 Best museum facts

Enjoy these fun, incredible, interesting, awesome and random museum facts.

1. Banksy once installed a fake prehistoric cave painting in the British Museum — Days went by before anyone noticed it.
2. Henry Ford attempted to capture the last breath of Thomas Edison inside a test tube. That tube is now available in a local museum.
3. A pineapple fruitcake made it to space and back to Earth safely and now it is kept in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
4. Hitler carefully collected Jewish artifacts and took photos of Jews to be preserved in what he called, "The Museum of an Extinct Race."
5. The Monalisa, now hanging in the Louvre museum in Paris, is valued today at $100, 000, 000.
6. When Robin Williams was first starting out, he performed as a mime outside the New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to make money.
7. Macklemore went to cemeteries and art museums for inspiration for his album "The Heist."
8. The Smithsonian Museum contains 137 million items if you viewed each item for 10 seconds nonstop, it would take you over 2, 600 years.
9. There is an atomic bomb museum in New Mexico, where the first a bomb was detonated. The museum is only open 12 hours each year.
10. The Louvre is the third biggest museum in the world after the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York and the Hermitage in St Petersburg.
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