In 1951, members of the much venerated, celebrated, ballyhooed, and, in more recent years, viewed with a much more critical eye, New York Explorer’s Club, hosted a dinner during which they claimed to serve prehistoric mammoth meat recovered from below a glacier.

A man named Doug Mack, who runs an excellent Twitter page and a newsletter in which he writes about the history of food, recently investigated this dinner and what he found was both not surprising and appalling. It also makes for fascinating reading.

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