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Kirk_Johnson1332 karma

I've held lots of extremely rare and fragile fossils and I have broken quite a few. That is why they invented glue.

Kirk_Johnson1309 karma

Triceratops. No question. But I also like Anzu and Deinocheirus.

Kirk_Johnson1304 karma

Good question. I don't know.

Kirk_Johnson1269 karma

You have put your finger on it. The most exciting part of my job is that I have access to the entire collection of 146 million objects that compose the national collection. This collection is essentially infinite and it would take a lifetime to see it all. Each year more than 10,000 specialists come to visit the collections and use them for their scientific research. The national collection is a genuine national treasure.

Kirk_Johnson1193 karma

The truth is that the FBI's forensics unit got its start by consulting with the physical anthropologists at the Smithsonian. We are the original CSI.