William Buckland, World-Class Zoophage

We've heard about scientists who tend to taste their research, but Frank Buckland took it to the limit. Like his father before him, he studied the world of flora and fauna around him and ate a great portion of it. Buckland's goal was to eat every animal species at least once, although that was never possible, because there are always new species being discovered. But nothing was off the table, so to speak, as he consumed mammals, reptiles, insects, and things that crawled around on the bottom of the ocean. Going to a dinner party at his house took an inordinate amount of courage. Oh yeah, the term "zoophage" is just another way of saying "carnivore." Buckland was presumably more of an "omnivore." The Royal Society gives us an overview on Buckland and his rather adventurist family. Read more about Buckland in this previous article. -via Nag on the Lake 


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