History has shown us that even some of the greatest scientific luminaries, towering figures such as the naturalist Charles Darwin, the twice-Nobel-Laureate chemist Linus Pauling, and the embodiment of genius — Albert Einstein — have made some serious blunders.
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From Darwin's diary written aboard the HMS Beagle, an accounting of an epic April Fool's prank of 1832.
Knowing what I know about 19th-century sailors, this seems like a good way to get beaten up.
More than 1000 letters written between Charles Darwin and botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker
, including 300 never before published, are now available free online for your reading and research pleasure.