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Politics, Propaganda and the Olympics

08 May 2012
Politics, Propaganda and the Olympics

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Livingstone, I tree-sume?

Amongst our deadly souvenirs is a souvenir piece from the tree under which the explorer David Livingstone's heart is buried.

Curatorial Curiosities

Coco-de-Mer (<i>Lodoicea maldivica</i>)

Seedy humour:The fruit of the Coco-de-Mer (Lodoicea maldivica) contains the largest seed known. 40–50 cm in diameter and weighing 15–30 kg, the fruit requires 6–7 years to mature. The shape of the seed has been said to be suggestive of parts of human anatomy. Coincidentally, the inflorescence of the palm is rather phallic.