TIL William Dampier was a pirate-scientist who studied botany, zoology, and the ocean. He circumnavigated the world 3 times, landed in Australia eight decades before Captain Cook, and influenced Darwin’s thinking on the mutation of species. He was also probably the first European to smoke marijuana.

Read more: https://library.princeton.edu/visual_materials/maps/websites/pacific/dampier/dampier.html

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