Monday, June 19, 2017

Episode 27: Carl Linnaeus

Botanist Carl Linnaeus had a noble goal: to create a new standardized system of naming all living creatures on the planet. But he was only human, after all, and couldn't resist immortalizing his enemies' names in some of the gross stuff he found in nature.

And we talk elephant seals -- once valued for their blubber, now valued for their hilarious sound effects.

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