Saturday, February 17

Strange, but (Not) True

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/hippoeatsdwarf.asp
Sorry, guys, Snopes says it isn't true!

15 comments:

MissMeliss said...

Here from Michele's. What a sad way to die. How awful that most of us probably find it more than a little amusing, though.

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Bob-kat said...

Now that is really strange!

Beware of yawning hippo's!

ET said...

That reminds me of "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" from days gone by.

bluemountainmama said...

very absurd....i just e-mailed it to my husband b/c he has a strange obsesion with dwarfs!

Carmi said...

Hungry, hungry hippo, indeed!

Ick! I'm sorry I read this BEFORE having breakfast!

Cravey said...

HOLY CARP!
That makes you wonder about how bad you think your day was, doesn't it. I mean, I had a busy day dealing with whiny, cranky people, but I didn't get swallowed by a hippo!

Mitey Mite said...

Is this for real? I honestly don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Here from Michele's.

Carolyn said...

Poor little guy!

panthergirl said...

Judy! New blog?? What fun!

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Too, too strange and sad. I'm reading Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi right now. It's about a dwarf. So this story really, really bothers me.

Thumper said...

Heh...It's only funny because I seriously doubt it's true.

Shephard said...

That had Urban Legend written ALL over it!! Anyone whose ever seen a hippo knows how small their throat opening is which is why they have big pulverizing jaws/teeth! It would have had to be a Leprechaun! lol

~S :)

Shephard said...

P.S.
And since it's not true, we can laugh!
~S

Peter said...

Don't be sorry its not true Judy, I'll bet Od isn't!!!!
I read somewhere that LOTS of people are killed by Hippo's in the water, must research it to see if that one is true.

utenzi said...

That damn Snopes spoils so much fun! LOL