You’ve driven past it dozens of times, if not hundreds: the giant Hercules Beetle on Hwy 115 just south of Colorado Springs next to the sign for the May Natural History Museum of the Tropics. And you, like me, probably thought it was a hokey roadside attraction. And so you drove past year after year after year until one day you decide to see what it’s all about for a little staycaytion and…. just watch the slide show. (And keep in mind while you do that the photos in this slide show represent 1/10 of 1% of what’s on display, which is only 1/6 of the entire collection!)

 

4 Responses to An Entomologist's Xanadu

  1. Bob Carnein says:

    Thanks for featuring this–it appears to deserve more attention than it has received.

  2. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by PPCAA, KRCC. KRCC said: An Entomologist’s Xanadu: You've driven past it dozens of times, if not hundreds: the giant Hercules Beetle on H… http://bit.ly/9Szn82 [...]

  3. Rhonda Heschel says:

    We too had driven by the May Museum many times, and finally decided to check it out. It is AMAZING! Our son loved it, and so did we. What a gem!

  4. [...] until one day you decide to see what it’s all about for a little staycaytion and….Click HERE for more.Number 9:Heartless Bastards at KRCC Good old-fashioned rock-’n’-roll plus a voice [...]

News

March 30, 2015 | NPR · In a strongly worded essay in The New England Journal of Medicine, the philanthropist calls for a global system to respond to future medical emergencies. We ask experienced Ebola hands to weigh in.
 

NPR
March 30, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.
 

March 30, 2015 | NPR · A car that was intercepted near the security gate of the National Security Agency’s headquarters at Fort Meade, Md., was fired upon Monday morning, killing one suspect and injuring another.
 

Arts & Life

NPR
March 30, 2015 | NPR · For this week’s Sandwich Monday, we introduce our non-Jewish colleagues to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.
 

Getty Images
March 30, 2015 | NPR · South African comedian Trevor Noah was announced Monday as the next host of The Daily Show. It might not be the most obvious pick, but why make the most obvious pick?
 

Comedy Central
March 30, 2015 | NPR · Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless says that Trevor Noah “has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America.”
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
March 30, 2015 | bandwidth · This Underground Resistance cover delivers a message of empowerment to women in four languages.
 

KEXP
March 30, 2015 | KEXP · After bonding over their shared love of Elliott Smith, the two began covering some of his songs.
 

Polina Yamshchikov for NPR
March 30, 2015 | NPR · Jean Grae is a rapper, a singer, a writer, a comedian and an actress. She doesn’t run out of ideas. Her most recent album is called That’s Not How You Do That: An Instructional Album For Adults.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab