The face of a killer

Some hippos facts:

  • Hippos kill more humans than any other African mammal.
  • The skin of a hippo is a bulletproof 1.5 inches thick and a hefty ton (25% of their body weight).
  • Hippos give birth and mate underwater.
  • George Washington had dentures made from hippo teeth. While he might have had a full set of teeth, hippos only have four ivory teeth.
  • The best part of a hippo to eat is their breasts.

33 comments:

Baba Doodlius said...

Nothin' like a good hippo breast, I always say.

odd facts said...

Supposedly, the back is the second best.

w7e said...

hippos are not food!!!
They are great and awesome and you should not eat them!

but another odd fact is that they sometimes even turn carnivorous. There's a BBC documentary about this with night shots where you can see hippos feeding on a dead hippo and even mourning it.

and yes.. hippos make sounds.

They are also the only animal with a T-shaped lens, so they can see above and under water... yup yup.

hippos OWN!

odd facts said...

I'm not advocating eating them!!
That's really interesting though. Thanks for sharing. I now appreciate hippos more. A T-shaped lens sounds cool!

w7e said...

I didn't think you did.
I was just saying to not eat them as a general appeal to anyone who comes across here and reads it ^^

If I dig in my brain for a bit, I'd prolly find more interesting stuff..

oh yeah..
Pygmy hippos dig holes. Tho last time I checked they hadn't figured out why they do it, cos they're so rare and hard to find.

odd facts said...

Sorry. Didn't mean to be defensive. A pigmy hippos would be awesome to see.

Anonymous said...

There are two pygmy hippos at Bristol Zoo...and they're FABULOUS...

odd facts said...

I want to go to Bristol.

Anonymous said...

I would never eat a hippo, it sounds gross.

Anonymous said...

I heard that a hippo at a zoo swallowed an employee whole. I think that would have been awsome to see.

odd facts said...

I finally saw a pygmy hippo. It was cute in an odd sort of way. It had lots of cuts on itself, but seemed healthy and happy.
anonymous: It probably tastes like chicken. ;)
anonymous: How would you explain it to the kids? "Sally, your daddy...has been eaten...by a hippo." That would be traumatic.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the hippo would have craped him out if they didn't cut the hippo open.

w7e said...

O.o!!!
Did they srsly cut it open? Where did you read that?
Did it survive? I mean.. stomach-operations aren't that dangerous really ...

Edinburgh Zoo has pygmy hippos, too.
And Cologne has a baby hippo.. although now it's probably almost the size as the adults.

haha, funny to see people still write comments on this, even though the entry is quite old now :-)

odd facts said...

anonymous: Ummm... I have no idea.

w7e: This is currently the 6th most visited page of my blog. I don't know why. Maybe its the edgy title? ;)

Anonymous said...

I believe it survive and the guy that it swallowed did too.

Anonymous said...

I believe it survive and the guy that it swallowed did too.

Anonymous said...

:o

Anonymous said...

:o

odd facts said...

:)

Anonymous said...

:I

odd facts said...

:D

Anonymous said...

:-

odd facts said...

I surrender!!!

Anonymous said...

BOO YAH!!!

w7e said...

omg! you surrender without even letting me join the competition... O.o!!!!

:<

Anonymous said...

You should have made a face sooner

:>

Anonymous said...

You should have made a face sooner

:>

Anonymous said...

I have got to stop pushing the "PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT" button twice

odd facts said...

Yes you do.

odd facts said...

Yes you do.

Anonymous said...

Are you mocking me?

:(

Anonymous said...

Rampu!!!

odd facts said...

Maybee?

Rampu???? The Japanese word for lamp? Some cool urban slang I'm not cool enough to know? A snazzy-sounding insult?