Among Rhinos there is a popular idea that Long Ago, We lived for much longer than We do today. Maybe centuries or eons or millions. More than Three, at any rate. Rhinos simply have hazy concepts of longevity. It has never intrigued Us.
One theory is that Back Then and Whenever, there were vines that produced leaves that did the trick. Just munch on those, and you were good to go. On and on and on.
What became of those vines Rhinos cannot say. If We discover any of them, We will let you know.
Today is, as you may have guessed, Canada’s National Tartan Day. A fine day to dress for the Occasion.
Rhinos have spent plenty of time in Scotland, where Tartans come from, but not so much since the last Ice Age. Back then We coud come and go as We liked, skipping over to France. The English Channel was dry at the time.
Rhinos like Tartans. (We cannot weave ourselves, even to make a potholder.) But We admire those who can.
Dyngus Day is a Polish celebration, held the day after Easter. As well as general merriment, boys douse girls with water, and slap them with pussywillows. Unusual indeed. Well, that is what they do, and they enjoy the event every year.
One thing We Rhinos have learned is that We will never understand every folk custom.
BTW, the Polish word for Rhinoceros is Nosorozec, in case you need it.
Today is April Fools’ Day, and there seem to be plenty of Fools available. The only one We Rhinos can control, somewhat, is ourselves. And it’s not easy; We Rhinos gravitate to improbable and vigorous solutions.
By the way, this is also Poisson D’Avril, which is likewise a prank-oriented occasion. It sort of means April Fish, in France, in French. ‘Your Inner Rhino’ is a cosmopolitan bunch, n’est-ce pas?
And what do they call April Fool’s in Mozambique, huh? Answer: Thursday.