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Wild Haggis

The Scottish delicacy known as haggis consists of a sheep’s heart, liver, and lungs mixed with other ingredients served in the aforementioned animal’s stomach. Yet according to the country's lore, it actually comes from a furry critter of the same name. Used as a local legend of sorts to enthrall credulous tourists, wild haggis have left and right legs that vary in length, making it easier to run clockwise—or counterclockwise—around the mountains and hills they call home, though this evolutionary trait makes it difficult for them to traverse flat terrain. It’s a charming tale, but at the end of the day it does nothing to change our stance on haggis—the dish, not the animal.

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