Who needs Linnaeus?

“…it is written that animals are divided into:

  • those that belong to the Emperor;
  • embalmed ones;
  • those that are trained;
  • suckling pigs;
  • mermaids;
  • fabulous ones;
  • stray dogs;
  • those that are included in this classification;
  • those that tremble as if they were mad;
  • innumerable ones;
  • those drawn with a very fine camel’s hair brush;
  • others;
  • those that have just broken a flower vase;
  • those that resemble flies from a distance.”

Assembled by Jorge Luis Borges, extracted from an ancient Chinese encyclopedia, and absolutely true, by the way.

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