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Stories from the Vaults - Superlatives

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Taxidermy just might be the most misunderstood job at the Smithsonian. Go behind closed doors to see just what it takes to keep those museum mammals looking great.

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Tom is on a mission: to discover what it means to be the best, the tiniest, the coldest, and the most misunderstood. He explores the art of taxidermy at the National Museum of Natural History, the music of a three-hundred-year-old Stradivarius at the National Museum of American History, and unique technology that scrunches the Bible onto one tiny microchip.

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