Famous explorer Sir John Franklin led 129 men in an expedition that took them from their homeland in Great Britain to the Canadian Arctic. Two ships sailed, zero returned, and only a tragic tale of cannibalism drifted back to shore.
As things stand, the United Kingdom does not have a national bird. That's what ornithologist David Lindo, who calls himself the "Urban Birder," wants to change. Ten birds have made a final short-list, and the Birder is asking the general public to vote which they think should represent their country.