Scandinavia and the World
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Community made Fact Card:

There are more museums in the U.S. than there are Starbucks and McDonalds – combined.
      made by DaynaR


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lbisno1

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7 years ago #9680944        
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Where I live, there are only Mexican restaurants

There are no museums

There are only Mexican restaurants.

8 years ago #9484457        
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We're not quite the uncultured louts you make us out to be. Also, most of those museums are small local affairs with very limited hours.


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7 years ago #9679403        
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Law of museums:
If it exists, there is a museum dedicated to it.


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7 years ago #9544790        
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It turns out that what the United States is really addicted to ... is KNOWLEDGE.

5 years ago #9815968        
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I thought that it would be the opposite! thankfully not!

Hinoron

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6 years ago #9756657        
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I find this claim very dubious.


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8 years ago #9517443        
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kind of ironic seeing as america as a country is still an infant. not even 500 years old. and yet, 35000 museums.... compensating much?=? xD


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5 years ago #9809941        
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I'm glad to hear that.

5 years ago #9803848        
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I know of a museum of canoes and kayaks here in town. That's besides the Science and industry museum, the National Hat museum, the submarine that's a museum, the paddleboat that's a museum of maritime history, the Peculiarium and Museum of sci fi relics, historical oddities, and urban legends, the Zymoglyphic Museum which I can't quite grok, the air museum (not the one with the Spruce Goose, that one's a ways out of town), the vintage tech museum, and a slew of art museums and local history (sometimes very local) museums.

5 years ago #9795287        
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Just to give some perspective, Whittier, Alaska, is known as, "The Town Under One Roof." As of the last census, the population of the town was 220.

They have a museum. The one exhibit which I recall was the old patch cord telephone switch that used to service the building. I get the feeling that on some cold winter day when there was nothing else to do, someone ran across the room where a bunch of stuff had been stored and said, "Hey let's clean the place up and stick a Museum sign outside the door." I would not be surprised if the apartment sized museum actually was the old telephone switch room.

Zealian

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6 years ago #9785477        
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Yeah...there are about six Civil War museums in the St. Louis area alone. I mean, seriously. I'm not kidding. And down in the country? MORE. 90% of them are dedicated to the Civil War. I don't know why. That embarrasses me. We literally fought ourselves. That was the dumbest war ever. At least it ended slavery. Still didn't give my people back their land though. Stupid colonists. Go back to Europe! Let us handle our country. I'm Native American, so I was here first! Go away, white people! We can handle this. And get rid of all the museums and McDonald's while we're at it. Go back to deer and buffalo. Yum. Seriously, deer meat...fresh deer meat...best. Meat. Ever.


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6 years ago #9757554        
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Now the US is a giant country but...I just have a hard time believing this.Not because of the stereotype of the "Fat fast food loving american" but just because making a museum takes a lot more resources,money,bureaucracy not to mention trained staff to handle everything and attracting enough people to keep it running.While a fast food is one of the most common types of business we see these days.
I'm very curios what counts as a museum in the US?Because if is those "Largest //insert object here//" type of things,I really don't think it should count,since its really just a quirky thing specific to the states with no real historical or artistic value.


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6 years ago #9757371        
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I'll have to ask what qualifies as a museum?

6 years ago #9753299        
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We don’t have a museum... We do however have a park dedicated to a guy named William Jennings Bryan.

6 years ago #9738993        
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What about museums that are also fast food places? How are they counted, and if they don't exist then how much money would I need to start one?


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