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

"Christopher Faylor" wrote ...
> 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?

Any two species that ever existed on the planet have a common ancestral species... ok, for a T. Rex and a greengage plum
you might have to go back a bit.

> Also, apparently "death by hippo" is fairly common.  They are aggressive
> beasts.

Also short-tempered and short-sighted. I spent some time in Swaziland some years ago. The rivers there abound with
hippos and crocs. The (human) body count inflicted by the former is indeed much higher.


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