Curious and Curiouser

Museum exhibit: a freeze-dried potato

Museum exhibit: a freeze-dried potato

The team behind Radio 4’s Museum of Curiosity have trawled the world for weird and wonderful titbits to amuse and entertain audiences this Autumn. This series will bring you underground rivers, laughing Bonobos, psychopaths and small potatoes, among many other fascinating curios to add to the museum’s growing collection.  The potatoes in question are lovingly trampled underfoot, then freeze-dried overnight in the Andes to preserve them. Dr Sandra Knapp at the Natural History Museum’s Plants Division has more details on how to cook them.  Fearless, confident, charismatic and ruthless – where do you rate on the scale? Take the psychopath challenge with psychology professor Kevin Dutton, author of the Wisdom of Psychopaths, who features in the second episode of the series, along with Dr Knapp and Richard Osman, co-presenter of the quiz show Pointless.  The curator for this series is Phil Jupitus, with John Lloyd in the chair as the Professor of Ignorance. Guests for the first episode were Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, Radio 4 presenter Helen Keen and and Ig Nobel Prize winner Kees Moeliker, curator of the Natural History Museum of Rotterdam.  BBC Radio 4 on Mondays at 6.30pm.  

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~ by A_A on October 3, 2014.

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