Indulge me if you will for a second to tell you of an improbable place. Wikipedia has this to say of Mauritius, the Mythic Island of the Dodo Bird:
The first Portuguese explorers found no indigenous people living on the island in 1507. The island of Mauritius was the only home of the Dodo bird. The bird became extinct fewer than eighty years after its discovery. The Dutch settled on the island in 1598 and abandoned it in 1710, Mauritius became a French colony in 1715 and was renamed Isle de France. The British took control of Mauritius in 1810 during the Napoleonic Wars. The country became an independent state as a Commonwealth realm on 12 March 1968 and Republic within the Commonwealth on 12 March 1992.
Why, you ask, do I mention it?
Someone from there read something I wrote today.
What a world…