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European game birds, settling arguments, and the world’s best-selling copyrighted book

August 16, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism.

Well, what do you think? Does a grouse fly faster than a golden plover? They’re both game birds, popular with hunters in Europe, and in 1950 they were the subject of this debate — or rather, argument — that Sir Hugh Beaver was having with his hunting buddies. Beaver was the managing director of Guinness Brewery. How do • Read More »

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