The cassowary is a terror that can disembowel you, but studying fossil eggs suggest humans were hatching them 18,000 years ago.
A modern-day cassowary peers out of a box.
Ostriches and emus are famously large flightless birds, but not everyone is familiar with the cassowary, a bird native to New Guinea and parts of Australia. Cassowaries can be aggressive and they a have a brutally sharp claw on each foot. But those downsides may not’ve stopped people from hatching and raising them 18,000 years ago.