1. It took scientists 300 years to give the Giant Tortoise its scientific (latin) name. Why, do you ask? During the 16th and 17th century, Spanish sailors frequently visited the Galapagos Islands. Because the Giant Tortoise isn’t very fast, they where easy prey. They could live in a ships hull for long periods of time, so it would be easy to bring one back to Europe. Instead, something different happened. They were apparently delicious to eat. So delicious in fact, that none of them made it to Europe alive for...
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