The Millennium Falcon And Yoda Are In A Nature Museum
The problem with museums is that they're all hung up on real history. Would it kill the Smithsonian to lie and claim that Indiana Jones blew up a bunch of Nazis in order to steal whatever boring artifact is on display? Thankfully, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science stepped up to the plate and inserted some movie characters into its otherwise historically accurate landscape paintings. But you have to really look for them. It started when artist Kent Pendleton started sneaking gnomes into the backdrops of exhibits -- like, say, riding a dinosaur:
Kent Pendleton/Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Kent Pendleton/Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceWhich, until someone can definitively prove otherwise, is how we will imagine the Cretaceous Period looked from now on.
The "private joke" was soon noticed and "developed a life of its own." Soon more creatures began popping up in background paintings, and like an exhibit on intellectual property theft, a little Millennium Falcon showed up:
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
There's even a teeny-tiny Yoda, presumably sitting atop an unseen teeny-tiny Frank Oz:
Denver Museum of Nature & Science"Inviting a lawsuit, I am."
And while you're enjoying Where's Waldo-ing random Star Wars characters, you might accidentally learn something about nature and/or science. Who knows!
There's An Exact Replica Of Michael Myers' House In The Middle Of North Carolina
We typically don't expect to randomly encounter the homes of famous movie slashers in everyday life. Like, it would be odd to stumble upon Camp Crystal Lake, or drive up to the Bates Motel, or be left alone in the home of adorable psychopath Kevin McCallister. But if you trek to the Middle of Nowhere, North Carolina, you might find yourself standing in front of the childhood home of Michael Myers, star of the increasingly bewildering Halloween franchise.
The Myers HouseA loving recreation whose biggest difference from the film is that someone seems to care about taking care of it.