Nine nerdy places in Philly that Topless Robot forgot

     You don't have to be an English major to appreciate the awesome nerd cache of this mounted raven at the Free Library of Philadelphia. In life, he was named Grip, and he belonged to Charles Dickens and served as the inspiration for Poe's

    You don't have to be an English major to appreciate the awesome nerd cache of this mounted raven at the Free Library of Philadelphia. In life, he was named Grip, and he belonged to Charles Dickens and served as the inspiration for Poe's "The Raven." (Image courtesy of the Free Library of Philadelphia Rare Book Department. Photo by Will Brown.)

    Nerd news site Topless Robot today offered a list of the 15 nerdiest places in Philadelphia. But it barely scratches the surface. Here are 9 more places every nerd should know and appreciate.

    As WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler and Zack Seward have reported today, Topless Robot contributor Chris Cummins today offered his picks for the 15 nerdiest places in Philadelphia.

    Philadelphia contains multitudes … of nerds. Cummins’ list — and we respect the effort, no doubt — barely scratches the surface of geekery at work in our fair city. Here are 9 more places any nerd worth her vintage Aeon Flux boxed set should know about and appreciate.

    1. Centennial exhibition at the Please Touch Museum

    2. Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum

    3. Next Fab Studio

    4. Hive 76

    5. Barry’s HomeBrew Outlet in Old Kensington

    6. Penn Museum Rotunda & Sphinx

    7. Free Library Rare books collection (has Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe Collections, plus Dickens’  mounted raven Grip and his personal desk!)

    8. Pennsylvania Hospital surgical ampitheater

    9. Home Sweet Homebrew

     

    Where do you go to get your geek on? Tell us in the comments below.

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