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#5005 - 10/14/01 08:05 PM WARNING: BAD POETRY USAGE
consuelo Offline
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I think that I shall never see
a hippopotomus
pinnately resembling
a tree


unless it is a cammopotomus


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#5006 - 10/14/01 08:46 PM Re: WARNING: BAD POETRY USAGE
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Or a chamberpotamus. Yuck.


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#5007 - 10/15/01 08:16 AM Post deleted by Wordwind
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#5008 - 10/15/01 09:17 AM Post deleted by Wordwind
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#5009 - 10/15/01 01:21 PM Re: in praise of hippopotami
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We have shamefully failed to give the praise due to this noble species, which has hippopotamultiplied to dominate large parts of the globe.

It is particularly prominent on the continent of Asia. In the Arab world, the hippopotamullahs rule the population of hippopotamuslims, who, travelling vast distances, pass through the capital city of HippopotaMuscat in the course of their annual pilgramage, or haaj, to HippopotaMecca. To the north in Asia, in Russia, the urbanized Hippopotamuscovites govern the rural Hippopotamujiks. To the south, the the Hindipotami rule the Indian subcontinent.

Their influence in Africa has waned since their glory days there, but that glory can still be seen in the massive, pyramidal tombs in which the most prominent Hippopotamummies were laid to rest.

In Europe, their cities of HippopotaMunich and HippopotaMuenster are key centers of the German economy, much like their Italian industrial cernter at HippopotaModena.

North America, of course, is dominated by the mighty muddy HippopotaMississippi River. A subttribe, travelling west to the Hawaiin Islands, established themselves as the HiloPotami and the HonoHippoluluPotami.

Moving up to Australia, it is of course well known that Oz is inhabited principally by HippopotaMunchkins, who settled along the mighty HippopotaMurrey River and its tributary, the HippopotaMurrumbidgee.

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#5010 - 10/15/01 03:08 PM hippopotamus virus is spreading...
of troy Offline
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a number of bulliten boards have been infected with the hippopotimus virus.

as virus's go, it not to destructive, but it does cause every thread to contain HIPPO in some form.

an other infect thread recorded what happens when the virus spreads to humans..

http://www.darwinawards.com/ See Hippo Hop for complete details, and active links.

2001 Honorable Mention
Confirmed True by Darwin

31 July 2001, Ukraine | Before I retire this category forever, here's one
last free spirit who learned a painful lesson while frolicking with large zoo
animals.

A Ukrainian woman hopped the fence at Kharkiv Zoo to swim
with Masha the hippopotamus. The woman's playtime was cut
short when the three-ton herbivore abruptly changed its dietary
habit and mauled the intruder, in defense of its offspring. The
sinking swimmer was rescued from the irate mammal by irate
zoo workers, who sent her to the hospital where she was listed
in serious but stable condition.

Zoo officials said the woman's action was far from unusual:
visitors commonly ignore warning signs and fences to cavort
with the animals. Because this happens so often -- with polar
bears, tigers, whales, and now a hippopotamus -- I am hereby
adding it to the list of mental lapses which, while dangerous,
occur too regularly to be amusing. Past winners include:
Polar Bear Lesson
Playing With Cats
Killer Whale Rodeo

DarwinAwards.com 1994 - 2001

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#5011 - 10/15/01 03:40 PM
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#5012 - 10/15/01 04:06 PM Re: the omnipresent hippopotami
Keiva Offline
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Certainly, Max. I believe the species has pushed as far south as HippopotoMurray Island and McHippopoMcMurdo Station, thus expanding its range to a sixth continent, Antarctica. To date, however, I have been unable to establish any hippohabitation on the South American continent.


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#5013 - 10/15/01 04:14 PM
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#5014 - 10/15/01 06:07 PM Post deleted by Wordwind
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