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Napoleon and the bee

After much consideration, Napoleon chose the bee as the emblem to represent his status as Emperor. It is a motif rich in meanings. Due to its industrious habits the bee has come to symbolise hard work, diligence, industriousness and orderliness. …  More

Napoleon and the Platypus

Did you know that it was a French Zoologist, Étienne Geoffroy de Saint-Hilaire, at the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, who recognised that the platypus belonged to the rarest of families – Monotremes (along with the echidna)? It was first …  More