Leave it to Beaver

A new Wired article recounts the medieval myth that beavers, when cornered by hunters, would castrate themselves by chewing off their own testicles. Jeff and Anthony unpack the myth and try to figure out why the Dark Ages were filled with so much dumb.

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Article submitted by Doug Colavito: [http://www.wired.com/2014/10/fantastically-wrong-people-used-think-beavers-bit-testicles/](http://www.wired.com/2014/10/fantastically-wrong-people-used-think-beavers-bit-testicles/)

A new Wired article recounts the medieval myth that beavers, when cornered by hunters, would castrate themselves by chewing off their own testicles.  Jeff and Anthony unpack the myth and try to figure out why the Dark Ages were filled with so much dumb.

Like the show? Want early episodes and extra content? Support us on Patreon!  http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link:  http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns

Jeff on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/jeffcannata

 

Anthony on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/acarboni

 

Article submitted by Doug Colavito:  http://www.wired.com/2014/10/fantastically-wrong-people-used-think-beavers-bit-testicles/

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