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The Pooping Duck Automaton

More than two centuries ago, French engineer Jacques Vaucanson built the Digesting Duck automaton, a mechanical duck that could eat and digest grains, and then … poop them out! The 18th century was the golden [...]

A Tribute to the Edible Dormouse

A British method for cooking dormouse, as pictured in an 1865 book. Drawing by John Tenniel. by Alice Shirrell Kaswell The edible dormouse (Myoxus glis) is the star of Giuseppe Carpaneto and Mauro Cristaldi’s 1994 study “Dormice and Man: A Review of Past and Present Relations.” The two Rome-based scholars—Carpaneto at Terza University, Cristaldi at the University [...]