Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Beaver Overthinking Dam

This article ran in the onion in April, but I still get a chuckle out of it and decided to quote parts of it here:

Beaver Overthinking Dam

April 19, 2006 | Issue 42•16

HUNTSVILLE, ONTARIO—Local beaver Dennis Messner is spending an inordinate amount of time and effort in the planning and construction phases of building his dam, according to neighbors close to the project.

In the past four months, Messner, 4, has visited hundreds of other dams and drawn up detailed and extensive blueprints. He has researched topics ranging from advanced dome acoustics to the near-extinction of the North American beaver in the early 20th century, and plans to incorporate much of his research into his design.

There's photos and everything. For anyone who works in a creative field, there are some painful similarities to be found. Plus, I just love how the beaver has both a first and last name and his age is tossed in as well. Very nice writing at the Onion.