Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C

Lair of the Nemean Lion

Be careful visiting the Air and Space Museum here. Its home to the Nemean Lion, who’s completely invulnerable metallic fur made it hard for Hercules to beat even. So unless you are out to get sliced into a million pieces, I recommend aiming for the mouth. You might be surprised to learn he and I have something in common—we both gag from freeze-dried strawberry parfait space food they sell in the gift shop. In case you are lucky enough to defeat him, a Nemean-skin coat makes nice armour. It’s bullet proof.