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There's something slightly hysterical about hearing a story on PRI's The World about an invasion of giant beavers while sitting in the car outside an elementary school.

After that line, Vogon kept intermittently bursting into chuckles until the story wrapped up with "and no one knows how far the giant beavers will spread".

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From The World: January 30, 2006:
Beavers in Chile threaten environment (5:45) (Listen in WMA format)
Beavers in southern Chile are gnawing their way north and causing concern. Biologists fear economic and ecological mayhem if something isn't done to stop them. Reporter Jen Ross has the story.

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kerbeetle
Jan. 31st, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
Holy Moses on toast!!!!!!!!!! If I'd heard that the chocolate milk would've definitely been shooting out of my nose. Huzzah! :P
kat_chan
Jan. 31st, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)
until the story wrapped up with "and no one knows how far the giant beavers will spread".

What an unfortunate way to wrap that story. It was bad enough that it had you in gigglefits to start with. But talking about how far the giant beavers will spread? Yeah...someone shoot that copy editor right now.
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