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These 2 London museums viciously battled for supremacy on Twitter

And the winner is ...


Dahlia Dandashi

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 16, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 5:14 pm CDT

Museums aren’t forces to be trifled with. They’re huge. They hold a plethora of information. They’re smarter than you. And they can apparently battle with much more vigor than any of us.

Twitter user @bednarz decided to throw two of London’s most influential museums into the online battle ring by asking a highly controversial question: science or history?

The Natural History Museum stepped up instantly, but the Science Museum was also quick to snap back. The two continued with some tasteful back-and-forth:

When @bednarz tried to call it quits, the museums did not falter. The momentum continued on both sides of the field.

The duel commences for a lot longer, which you can catch on this entertaining and almost neverending thread.

Though we can’t tell you who the winner is (it’s your decision, after all!), the Victoria and Albert Museum reminded us that it’s really just all about LOVE.

H/T IFLScience

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*First Published: Sep 16, 2017, 12:21 pm CDT