Trampolines artist are impressive. And it’s a little known fact that the Cirque du Soleil trampoline troop got their inspiration from a group of beavers they saw in eastern Oregon on a neighborhood backyard trampoline. The beavers had found the feeling of weightlessness invigorating. The Cirque members found eastern Oregon very woodsy.
Unsurpassed by all except the capybara, beavers hold the distinction as the world’s 2nd largest rodent. And that holds for it a somewhat friendly rivalry between the beavers and the capybara. And where the capybara have a size advantage, beavers have better publicists. Think about it. Have you tried hitting TheDailyCapybara.com?
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know if your beaver friend is only in love and not a zombie. You can wait to see if they start to try to bite you. But if you are the object of their affection, they may be trying to bite you out of love. So look for the flattened tail.
Cartoonist Charles Schultz was probably saying something profound when the psychiatrist of the Peanuts gang pulled that gag on Charlie Brown over and over again. Maybe it was saying something about the naive nature of man, or maybe he hated psychiatrists. Either way, beavers aren’t the kind of jag off that Lucy was. Go ahead, kick the ball and let’s get the game started.
Historically, beavers have played a surprisingly large role in our country’s history. The first Secretary of the Interior, overseeing the Bureau of Land Management and the National Parks Service, was in fact a beaver. That office was initially created in 1849, and is 8th in line to the presidency. The first office holder was a beaver named Gnawtooth, but his health affected him almost immediately and the position was given to Thomas Ewing by then president Zachary Taylor. But the legacy of those first three days lives on as the desk sat in by the current Secretary Ken Salazar still has teeth marks in it.
Historically, people focus on Nietzche’s one quote “God is dead”, which can instantly be off putting to readers. But in it’s totality, Nietzsche’s work was about questioning traditions that drain inspiration and creative energy, as some religious doctrines did through out Europe in the late 1800′s. Beavers recognize the need for creative questioning. And they love his big mustache.
Seldom to beavers get wrapped up in the flight of fandom. But the Twilight series seemed to tickle beaver society in a way that was completely unexpected. T-shirt and lunchbox sales were disproportionately high in the cartoon beaver population as compared to people. And overwhelmingly, beavers feel like she should have picked Jacob.
Politically, beavers are very involved, especially when it comes to economic issues. They certainly know the difference between hard work and cheating. And the idea that a private financial institution should control beaver society’s monetary supply would never fly.
Hanging around is a common past time for beavers. If you are exploring through the forests of the Pacific Northwest and you are hoping to spot beavers, take the time to look up. You might be thinking that that is strange fruit hanging from the branches, but it’s not. It’s beavers.