The Plan to Make California Wet By Spreading Beavers Up and Down the State

ballzdeepx

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They should just make it mandatory everyone drives corvettes.
The vette gets em wet.
 

Karou

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profholt82

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Great click-bait title aside, I once watched a documentary about beavers, and they can completely transform an area of land in short time. It's quite remarkable actually.
 

GohanX

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Usually I'm the one who gets beavers wet.
 

Xian Xi

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Say what you want about beavers, if it weren't for their anal glands, we wouldn't have artificial vanilla flavor.
 

Westcb

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Wait, what...?



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Getting a beaver to produce castoreum for purposes of food processing is tough. Foodies bent on acquiring some of the sticky stuff have to anesthetize the animal and then "milk" its nether regions.

"You can milk the anal glands so you can extract the fluid," [Joanne] Crawford [a wildlife ecologist at Southern Illinois University] said. "You can squirt [castoreum] out. It's pretty gross."

Due to such unpleasantness for both parties, castoreum consumption is rather small.
http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/castoreum.asp

The more you know....
 

RabbitTroop

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I completely forgot about that one. :D

Also, for the beaver anal glands crowd in this thread, here is a beer made with castoreum.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/narke-baver/131490/

The tap is a urinal? I'd probably order this at a bar. I still don't entirely know what castoreum is, or how much of it I consume daily. I assume lots.
 
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