Amelia Meyer

Amelia Meyer is a research assistant at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture, and an office assistant at George Washington University's Program in Museum Studies.

  • 1939: The Year of Goldfish Gulping

    It started with one live goldfish, swallowed on a dare at Harvard. Months later, the record in the U.S. was 101 fish in one sitting. Soon, doctors issued public health warnings about anemia.

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?

How new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital

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The Place Where Silent Movies Sing

How an antique, wind-powered pipe organ brings films to life

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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