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They live in tunnels now, the Old Ones, biding their time and smelling like fish…

Posted by on December 6, 2002

My boss has a theory that the continental drift was actually caused by beavers. Apparently, beavers were much bigger in the Ice Age, more the size of grizzly bears than the cute rodents we know and love. (This is according to a website he’s found whose veracity – is that my word? – is anyone’s guess.) Obviously this gave them a bigger influence on their surrounding territories.

“Look how much damage they can do right now, at their present size,” he explained earnestly. “Now imagine if they were really HUGE animals.”

All of which led to the highlight of my day so far: sitting at my desk while behind me the old German woman who works in my office was idly chanting, “Giant beavers, giant beavers, giant beavers…

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