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Feral hippos haunt druglord's estate

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ahaPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2003
11:01 PM ET (US)
Yes, a good story. Makes me want to be feral. The Internet is a Weapon of Mass Ferality.
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OctopusPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2003
06:09 PM ET (US)
Thats so cool!
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jleaderPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2003
04:37 PM ET (US)
"Among the gems: hippos are more dangerous than lions; hippos have been known to bite crocodiles in half. They can run 30 MPH and kill several hundred people a year. And, they don't fart."

They do fart, but who would say anything about it?
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CraniacPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2003
03:42 PM ET (US)
this article just feels like something Bruce Sterling would stick in a book. Abandoned Palace of the Drug Lord. Feral Hippos. Good name for a band.
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QrazyQatPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2003
01:56 AM ET (US)
Another bit of hippo trivia: contrary to their appearance, they aren't particularly fat. That is, they are about as lean as most wild mammals as a percentage of body weight.

And if you're watching the hippos eat at a zoo, when it turns around, MOVE! They like to take a dump after eating and spin their cute little tails as they do so, and that little propeller-tail will fling hippo shit quite a distance.
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cypherpunkPerson was signed in when posted
01-31-2003
12:43 AM ET (US)
Here is a site with some good facts on hippos, http://www.engin.umich.edu/~cre/web_mod/Hippo/hfact.htm. Among the gems: hippos are more dangerous than lions; hippos have been known to bite crocodiles in half. They can run 30 MPH and kill several hundred people a year. And, they don't fart.

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