Best dead-animal collection (2008)

HARVARD HALL

Overheard during a lecture by some dude in a suit: "Whoa! What's with that massive purple elephant head?" Mounted in the place of honor in the Harvard Club of New York's cavernous HARVARD HALL, the century-old pachyderm trophy with extended trunk crowns a trove of animal corpses—sailfish, moose, antelope, and more—that would make an enterprising taxidermist, well, rich and powerful.

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