Punch,  58 (1870), 98.

New Curiosities of Literature



Regular Feature, Notes, Drollery


Natural History, Scientific Practitioners, Zoology, Controversy

    Claims that although Georges L Leclerc, comte de Buffon, and Georges Cuvier were 'professors in the same university, living in the same street, and employing the same laundress, [they] ceased to speak to each other for sixteen years and a half, after having been on terms of the closest intimacy, in consequence of a difference that arose between them at a social tea-party as to the average width of the stripes on the male Zebra'.

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