the power of static electricity -- String Bean had some major hair static and when I went to take something from her hand, got a shock that was well, shocking! Shows that the guy in the white coat had a good plan ... grounding himself on the foam-rubber mat!
I do have to honestly say that I miss the "attic" feel of the old American History Museum ... where you could stand for hours in front of an exhibit and constantly be finding new things. The new look is much more focused, stream-lined and minimalist. The only "tv memorabilia" which used to include Fonz' jacket, MASH ambulance and Archie Bunker's chair ... has been replaced with a few muppets, the ruby slippers and a few other aritfacts but I miss the mish-mash!
Oh, and it looks like they've removed the old post-office on the first floor and the ice cream parlor too! But, for those who had never seen those things ... this is an amazing museum packed with fun things. I really like it and can't wait to spend more time up there!