No Mammoth on the Plate | GenomeWeb

Accounts of a lavish meal at a 1951 Explorer's Club gala say those there dined on prehistoric meats like woolly mammoth that had been long preserved in a glacier, the Associated Press says. The menu, meanwhile, said the meat served was giant sloth, the AP notes.

However, a DNA analysis of meat from the meal — sent to a member who couldn't make the party and that wound up in a museum — has found it was neither of those.

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