Episode 2- Beaver Bums & Caramel Waxing
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We’re at it again and we’re getting a little bit better at this lying lark now (maybe not on the guessing side though *Cough* Mike *Cough*) and today we’re exploring more crazy stories including vanilla smelling beaver bums and pretentious fish knives.
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Best Soundbite: Barry Taylor: “I don’t think cows mean to be tasty”
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I’m pretty sure all folks of North America use ‘beaver’ as a slang term for lady parts (you boys are so polite). You’ll often hear blitzed yokels in bars snickering about “huntin’ up some beaver” or “looking for eager beavers”. As for the moose, my cousin moved to Alaska and told us about the roadkill food banks. There is no separate word for plural & singular. Whether it’s just one moose or many moose, it’s just moose. When Barry said cows don’t mean to be tasty, I laughed so hard that I started to choke. Great one Baz!
Listening to this about the beaver and vanilla, I’m not sure what it means to the rest of the world but Beaver in Canada is a double entendre for lady parts and I had to giggle that they ended up with those two stories.
Speaking of beavers, food facts, and the classification of things- did you know that, starting in the 17th century, the Catholic Church has classified beavers not as meat but as fish? At the time the Bishop of Quebec had a lot of converts from the indigenous people still unused to the idea of giving up meat during Lent. Allowing beaver meat to be consumed was a sort of compromise with the Bishop’s new flock- the rodent is semi-aquatic, therefore it is classified as a fish and can be eaten during Lent. The same classification also applies to capybaras, muskrats and alligators- basically all semi-aquatic creatures equal fish if you’re Catholic and it’s Lent.
Whaaat? No way that’s a great fact!
Bacteria= have all the machinery required to live and divide (make more of themselves). Virus= needs a host in order to make more copies of themselves and are inactive if they don’t have a host.
Kudos to Baz for undertaking a very scientific set of facts. Even if he could not pronounce half of it.
My fact today came from this fantastic book by Bee Wilson… I highly recommend it. In fact, several other things I took from the read may well crop up in future podcasts too! https://amzn.to/2JEjGVi