Archive for the ‘Hippolarious’ Category

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Hippos aren’t the only ones to enjoy a relaxing day at the spa. Check out this National Geographic video of fish grooming a hippo in Kenya.

A hippopotamus has swallowed a dwarf in a circus accident in northern Thailand. “A dwarf, nicknamed Od, died when he bounced sideways from a trampoline and was swallowed by a yawning hippopotamus, which was waiting to appear in the next act,” the Pattaya Mail reported. “Vets on the scene said Hilda the Hippo had a […]

A hippopotamus walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a beer. “That will be $7.50 please” says the bartender. So the hippo gives the bartender his money and starts to sip his beer. “You know we don’t very many hippos in here” mutters the bartender. The hippo replies, “At these prices it’s no […]

If you live in England, you could have a cool hippo cake just like this one for your next birthday party or social event. It’s made by a member of the British Sugarcraft Guild and depicts a cute hippo in a bathtub with frothy soap bubbles spilling over the edge. The detail is amazing! The […]

I just came across an African parable in which a hippopotamus helps a poisonous snake cross a river, and when they get halfway across the river, the snake bites the hippo. “What did you do that for?” The drowning hippo asks the snake. “Now we’re both going to die.” To which the serpent responded: “Because […]

Hippos all over the world have discovered a convenient and trendy way to shield their eyes from that hot noon sun: light blocking eye patches, as seen here modeled by a hip fashionista from the Al Ain Wildlife Park in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Here is a link to some information about the new […]

This funny essay on kissing hippos really tickled my funny bone. So much so, in fact, that I wrote the author, comedian and writer Will O’Neill, and asked permission to reprint it here on He graciously agreed, so here it is: * * * Not to be atypically pragmatic, but hippos need kisses because […]