Karen Fratti
September 17, 2017 9:02 am
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When you think of science-based museums, you don’t immediately think of comedy, right? Well, brace yourselves. London’s Natural History Museum and its Science Museum are fighting on Twitter, and things are getting pretty hilarious.

Earlier this week, Twitter user @Bednarz asked the museums, “Who would win in a staff battle between @sciencemuseum and @NHM_London. What exhibits/items would help you be victorious? #askacurator.”

The curators of the museums’ respective Twitter accounts were ready! It’s almost as if they had already been thinking about it. Between dinosaurs, fire power, and even a good old-fashioned pair of rubber rain boots, the curators went back and forth all day, trying to prove who would win the battle, no contest.

Here are some of the best suggestions.

Vampire fish? Ancient potions? This is a good fight!

It went on, and on, and on.

When the original poster suggested that the war had gone on long enough and the two call it a draw, they still weren’t ready.

Even *departments* got involved in the duel.

It goes on like that forever and ever…because, well, science geeks really know their stuff.

Obviously, there is no bad blood between the two museums. If anything, it was a super cute way to show off some of the really cool stuff both buildings house. Although we would have loved to be in the office with the respective teams, trying to come up with the best response to every threat. Locusts? Victorian fly swatters? We’re seriously about to book some tickets to London just to go to both museums and see for ourselves.

Later, the Victoria and Albert art museum, which is in the same area, got in on the hashtag fun, trying to call a truce.

It’s sort of hard to pick a side, so we’re going to have to go with the V&A and say that if everyone has dragons…everyone wins. Please, museums, never stop fighting.

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