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The Smithsonian Institution has a lot of junk in its attic.

Over 134 million items gather dust in the Smithsonian's warehouses spread throughout suburban Virginia.


Admittedly, about 70 million of those items are insect samples kept in drawers.

But the other 64 million items in the collection include spaceships, tanks, ships, cars and and other bulky items not easily filed away.

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