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RE: offtopic helmet polishing (was Re: rm fails to remove symbolic links to directories)

----Original Message----
>From: Christopher Faylor
>Sent: 19 April 2005 14:56

> On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 09:59:56AM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>> ----Original Message----
>>> From: Christopher Faylor
>>> Sent: 19 April 2005 02:28
>>> On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 03:49:40AM +0530, NNK_ml wrote:
>>>> Am doing a little looking-into in to the purpose of the special folders
>>>> in Linux though...
>>> Just a bit of trivia: did you know that a porpoise was a mammal?
>>> I know! I thought they were related to whales! I think science is fun!
>> Whales are just overgrown hippopotamuses.  Um.  Hippopotami.  Hippos,
>> goddamit.  Anyway they're just big ones.
> Actually, all kidding aside, this is correct, right?  They think that
> whales and hippos came from a common ancestor, don't they?

  Damn, caught out with a valid post!  Yeh, it may or may not be proven in
the end, but it's a very real hypothesis, and part of the overall "aquatic
ape" theory of evolution that suggests various species have, from time to
time, for reasons of environmental selective pressure in their usual
ecological niche, returned to an amphibious lifestyle, and that in some
cases the species have diverged when the selective pressure releases, with
some part of the species returning to the original land-dwelling
environment, and some becoming further and further adapted to aquatic
lifestyles until they end up becoming fully water-dwelling.
> Also, apparently "death by hippo" is fairly common.  They are aggressive
> beasts.

  Death by *falling* hippo is also quite common.  They apparently like to
practice freefall skydiving.

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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