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1914: The Rothschilds’ Fleas

Although he may not have paid £1,000 for a flea in 1914 (about $135,000 today), the banker Charles Rothschild was in fact a respected entomologist and an avid collector of fleas. He acquired some 260,000 specimens, including about 500 new … Continue reading

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