Edward Blyth was a druggist in nineteenth century London, who also maintained a hobby of zoology. What unintended consequences did this hobby have?

Answer: He became so interested in zoology that he completely neglected his day job, and his drug business failed. Luckily for him he later turned this interest into a career at the Museum of the Asiatic Society in Bengal, and became one of the most famous British naturalists of the Victorian era.

Source: The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia by David Crystal

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