What would the world be like if Shakespeare never existed?
For one, the bird population in Central Park would look quite different.
On March 6, 1890, a New York pharmaceutical manufacturer named Eugene Schiefflin released 60 starlings into Central Park, following his plan to introduce every species of bird mentioned in Shakespeare into the New World.
Those 60 birds swelled to more than 200 million birds today. They are seemingly everywhere.
Blame it on the Bard.