Twitter Queen J.K. Rowling must have been taking a break from writing the next straight to film book series when she came across this interesting fact about the Hadron Collider, which was brought to its knees by the body of a small weasel. It inspired her to share a little story of when he own plans were derailed by an animal crossing paths with a human creation.
She wrote, "I couldn't email my editor final changes on The Casual Vacancy from South Africa, because an aardvark had chewed through a power line. Nobody ever believes this. I think he struggled, too (the editor, not the aardvark)."
No one believe an aardvark, that has barely any teeth, chewed through a wire/ Ah, well! Her fans believe her, probably because a lot of them have their own unlikely animal stories to share also. Like this one person who had their cord chewed through by a rabbit.
Or another person who blames their inability to work on geese. Yes, geese.
"In Brisbane, Australia, air conditioners and similar devices routinely shorted out by invading geckos in search of cosy, secure nests," wrote another user.
Why do so many animals think wires are tasty?
One person wrote, "My train was once delayed because of a badger in the junction box at Purley."
Tasty, tasty wires!
But domestic animals who eat kibble are a problem around the house, too.
I love that this as an excuse from a teacher:
But it really happens!
Don't forget the real culprits—rodents absolutely gorging themselves on a wire buffet.
After reading some of these, though, wire chewing is preferable to other animal interferences:
Who knows what these stories will inspire Rowling to write next.
Not that she needs the inspo.