Friday, September 21, 2012

Vulpes velocity

There are times when I think that people have been much the same throughout history but with different clothes and standards of hygiene. Then I read about something like "fox tossing" and realise that I am very much mistaken. As Ptak notes, one famous fox tossing session in Dresden resulted in the deaths of 687 foxes. How long did it take to catch all those foxes? Was there a plague of them that needed controlling?


Mike Keyton said...

I especially liked:
“Skilled male tossers could toss a fox 24 ft. high..

markb said...

Me too. But it must have been horrible by the end of the tossing session. How high would a pile of d 687 dead foxes be? Eesh.