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Hippos are Vegetarian
- From: zzapper <david at tvis dot co dot uk>
- To: cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 14:07:24 +0000 (UTC)
- Subject: Hippos are Vegetarian
- Reply-to: The Vulgar and Unprofessional Cygwin-Talk List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
A dwarf nicknamed Od has died in a circus accident in northern Thailand.
According to the Pattaya Mail, he "bounced sideways from a trampoline and was
swallowed by a yawning hippopotamus which was waiting to appear in the next
act. Vets on the scene said Hilda the Hippo had a gag reflex that
automatically caused her to swallow." The vet said it was the first time the
hefty vegetarian had ever eaten a circus performer. "Unfortunately, the
1,000-plus spectators continued to applaud widely until common-sense dictated
that there had been a tragic mistake". (Melbourne Herald Sun - July 16th,