You cannot get more 'unlucky' than becoming extinct!
Today we celebrate the Dodo - gone but definitely not forgotten.
The Dodo (originally Didus ineptus) was unfortunate to have evolved as a result of geographic isolation and to have died out by direct and indirect human interference.
However, the phrase 'Dead as a Dodo' ensures it's life and fate will live on.
See http://www.dodopad.com/tour/tour_guide.html for a tour of the towers.
You might even want to have you very own personal or academic Dodo Diary (perfect for doodlers)
P.S. Many years ago I formed the Dodo Diners Club for friends who were Biology Teachers in London. Twelve of us met for dinner on Friday 13th with a 13th place set for our 'absent guest'.
Rather fittingly, the Club met only once!
Take care out there ....