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A cursory and curious listing of books and literatrivia. 

“Nay, I’ll have a starling shall be taught to speak; Nothing but ‘Mortimer,’ and give it him.”
“Nay, I’ll have a starling shall be taught to speak; Nothing but ‘Mortimer,’ and give it him.”

Over 100 years ago, Eugene Schieffelin set out to introduce every bird mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays to America. Today, one of those birds is causing irreparable crop damage.

 

Crazy story.