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It Takes Skill to Stay on This 140-Year-Old Bicycle

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It Takes Skill to Stay on This 140-Year-Old Bicycle

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It?s been likened to a unicycle with a training wheel. But the high-wheeled bicycle was all the rage 140 years ago ? provided you could master the art of not falling off.


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Of the millions of artifacts on display and tucked away at the Smithsonian Institutions, some objects are bigger than others and even supersized. From a 60-pound salamander to a 17-foot-long beard, follow a few lucky visitors as they're taken behind the scenes to encounter some larger-than-life items. Then follow other visitors go on two off-site adventures as one gets a lesson in 22-foot tall totem-pole carving and the other encounters the fossils of a prehistoric, 500 pound sloth.

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