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Charles Darwin ate an unknown species before cataloging it

Fact - Charles Darwin ate a previously unknown species of rhea only to quickly realise his folly. He preserved the bits that were left on his plate. The new unknown species was later named after him.
Pic Credits: © 2013 William Warby | Darwin's Rhea | CC BY-SA | Modified

Charles Darwin, a great gourmand, was very fond of tasting meat of uncommon animals. Mistakenly thinking a small rhea to be a juvenile, he ordered it to be cooked and served to him, only to discover that what was on his plate was an unknown species of the bird. He quickly salvaged the uneaten parts including the head, neck, feathers and skin.

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