July 3 - Extinction of the Great Auk

Was reading wikipedia - what a way to end, an ignominious and horrible end. What was the point?

For a fictionalized but related tale of the end of the dodo, see Gravity’s Rainbow, pp. 108-111. (Use “Search in this book” to find “Groov” and then start reading from p. 108.)

I blame the Icelanders!
Can’t really expect more from a gang of lazy Norsefolk who couldn’t be damned to sail further on to Vinland, and who spared no intellectual expense in choosing an inspiring name for their new domain.