Lazy German beavers can't swim 46 kilometers of the Spree River through Berlin without a man-made rest-stop to help them catch a breather? Beavers are supposed to be so busy and industrious. And delicious. Did you know that beavers were once a popular Easter meal in Germany? (I did not!) As Der Speigel reports: "During Lent, the period of fasting prior to Easter, people were forbidden from eating meat. The church, however, had declared that beaver, because it lives in water, was not an animal but a fish, making them an attractive meal." People and their rationalizing! In my building, the elevators are set to stop automatically at every floor from Friday night to Saturday night. I'm always like, come on, you guys. God knows.
Monday, December 7th, 2009