Friday, January 18, 2008
(i love hippos. they are my favorite wild beast. yes, i know, I KNOW: they kill the most people in africa every year. I KNOW! don't ask me, OK? i just love them.)
did you know that hippos lick crocodiles?
no, this isn't the beginning of a very dirty joke. apparently, it's true. they've been observed licking crocodiles near the base of their tails to get mineral salts. umm, thank god for morton's.
did you also know that they can run upwards of 20 mph (30 km/h) on land, faster than humans (really fast humans)? yeah . . .
if there is a god, he/she has a marvellous sense of humor.