The Most Dangerous Game

One great game to play with children at the Natural History Museum is to point to one of the dioramas and ask, "What's the most dangerous thing in this scene?" The answers may surprise you.


What's the most dangerous thing in this scene?
No, actually it's the cape buffalo.



What's the most dangerous thing in this scene?
Yes, it's an elk, but not the one you'd think.


What's the most dangerous thing in this scene?
It's lupine, a poisonous woodland flower.
What's the most dangerous thing in this scene?
That lizard on top of the boulder.

What's the most dangerous thing in this scene?
That fox's crippling depression.

What's the most dangerous thing in this scene?
Your own unchallenged assumptions.
What's the most dangerous thing in this scene?
Over-reliance on hydroelectric dams.

What's the most dangerous thing in this scene?
Climate change.

What's the most dangerous thing in this scene?
The lead used to paint the backdrop.

What's the most dangerous thing in this scene?
Cosmic background radiation.

What's the most dangerous thing in this scene?
The baby hippo, who is going to grow up to be a spree killer.

What's the most dangerous thing in this scene?
The baby chimpanzee, who is 10x more venomous than the adult.