Out of the Box

A Room for Treasure: Cool Things at the National Archives [YouTube] is about the collections donated by arctic explorers. A self-promoting video by a government agency is expected to be filled with yawn-inducing revelations and that is not entirely untrue in this case: Did you know that artist Dayton Brown created the color gray used on submarines? Well, he did.

On the other hand, where else would you hear that the U.S. government issued regulations to mountain climbing expeditions in Nepal dictating their interactions with the Abominable Snowman (should he be encountered)?

It can be photographed or caught alive but it must not be killed or shot at except in an emergency out of self-defense.

As this video reminds viewers, you never know what to expect when you open the box.