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From: Aaron Humphrey <>
To: The Vulgar and Unprofessional Cygwin-Talk List <>
Subject: Re: Hippos are Vegetarian
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 15:38:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Xns9C9D99B7A4AF3zzappergmailcom@>

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 8:07 AM, zzapper <> wrote:
>  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,
> 1999)
> --
> zzapper

Coincidentally, I just got the book "Hippo Eats Dwarf", a book on
hoaxes, out of the library.

--Alfvaen (Web page: )
Song In My Head--The Monkees:Heart And Soul
Current Book--Richard Bachman:The Regulators
... bleakness ... desolation ... plastic forks ...

  parent reply	other threads:[~2009-10-07 15:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-10-07 14:08 zzapper
2009-10-07 15:37 ` Corinna Vinschen
2009-10-07 15:38 ` Aaron Humphrey [this message]
2009-10-07 15:40   ` Dave Korn
2009-10-07 16:07     ` Corinna Vinschen
2009-10-07 16:26       ` Dave Korn
2009-10-07 16:39         ` Corinna Vinschen
2009-10-07 17:59           ` Dave Korn
2009-10-07 22:43             ` Chris Sutcliffe
2009-10-08  0:03               ` Dave Korn
2009-10-08  2:32                 ` Morgan Gangwere
2009-10-07 15:46   ` zzapper

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