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The first thing my father told Emily Graslie was how one of his gerbils ended up eating the other.

He was trying to train them, like Pavlov did. It was for science class. He did not succeed. It was gruesome and he was mortified. Now he tells the story like it’s a “fun anecdote”.

She kept talking to him.

They are both winners.

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Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane in Madison, WI. 1860.
Now known as the Mendota Mental Health Institute. The woods and marshland around it are beautiful, and there are massive eagle effigy mounds on the grounds. Grew up about 5 minutes from there.

Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane in Madison, WI. 1860.

Now known as the Mendota Mental Health Institute. The woods and marshland around it are beautiful, and there are massive eagle effigy mounds on the grounds. Grew up about 5 minutes from there.