3. Because who else is going to tell you that the Paleolithic hand axe you found in your garden with a groove that exactly fits your thumb is actually just an oddly shaped rock?
Of course, the other side of that coin is that we may be able to tell you that the oddly shaped rock you found actually is a 7,000-year-old stone axe or a mastodon tooth or a prehistoric hat.
So if you think you may have found something interesting, give us a call and we'll give you our opinion as to what you've got. And if it looks like a dinosaur egg, we'll have Bob Glotzhober, our Senior Curator of Natural History, come over and take a look at it.
Here's a link to #2: