#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 6th, 2014 14:01
#2 By: Alexandra Kitty, January 6th, 2014 14:06
Wow, I live such a boring life...
#3 By: Jonas Eggeater, January 6th, 2014 14:47
This story sounds so cool, I just bought a biography about him.
Thanks for the lead, Maggie!
#4 By: Ministry, January 6th, 2014 16:37
Arghh... can't stop myself....
1914 isn't "Edwardian", and it's the Natural History Museum. Simply the.
At the time it was formally the 'British Museum (Natural History)', based on the natural history collection of the British Museum, but there's never been, and certainly isn't now, a 'British Museum of Natural History'.
#5 By: Boundegar, January 6th, 2014 21:23
Turns out, Meinertzhagen had a habit of stealing taxonomic specimens from museums, altering them, and then resubmitting them to different museums as his own discovery, complete with fabricated information about where and when he found the animal.
He is simply imitating his Creator, which is the apex of religious enlightenment. But thank goodness he didn't have access to living humans.
#6 By: Ise Varghese Mac, January 8th, 2014 15:18
There's so much more to his story… he's one of the biggest frauds ever, and the main inspiration for James Bond. That biography, The Meinertzhagen Mystery, is sure worth reading.
#7 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, January 11th, 2014 14:02
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