New Secrets of the Dodo Revealed

November 7, 2014 6:17 PM

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The dodo has long been the butt of terribly nerdy jokes. That's because, as far as prehistoric animals go, it was an incredible failure. Flightless, awkwardly plump, and very extinct, the dodo drew the short end of the evolutionary stick several times over.

It was discovered by the Dutch in 1598, and less than a century later it was gone.

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