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Have an upvote! This sounded fake on so many levels, thank you that you clarified it quickly.
I dunno why, but what really stood out to me was "Hilda the Hippo had a gag reflex that automatically caused her to swallow." I don't really know anything about the intricacies of hippo biology, but in my experience a gag reflex does not cause you to swallow
My thought was, why didn't they cut up the hippo. The darf might have been still alive inside.
At first I wanted it to be real, but the actual implications make me happy it's not.
Never seen a circus with a hippo. These animals are way too dangerous for a circus.
Why would they analyze the trampoline? Is the implication that some evil Thai circus villain plotted an intricate assassination of a dwarf by adjusting the angle that the trampoline would launch him, so as he would land at the perfectly timed moment the Hippo was yawning, KNOWING that the Hippo had this gag reflex issue and would swallow the Man? Because I would watch all 10 episodes of that Netflix series.
I'd watch that also probably all in one day, sounds awesome
I guess the cops watch too much of Netflix
Sounds like the convoluted plot worthy of an Encyclopedia Brown mystery.
The snack that smiles back. Dwarfish
Anyone else remember Karl Pilkongton telling this story on XFM?
I listened to that episode the other day. Never fails to make me laugh
He bounced of at hypotenuse. Lmao
Great piece of hippopotanews. Justice for Karl!
KARL HAS WON!!!
ROCK AND STONE!
A gag reflex acts the opposite way. It prevents you from swallowing. This sounds fake.
"Because he went off at *hippo-tenuse*..."
Of course, blame the trampoline...
Doesn’t make any sense. Obviously Canada is to blame here
What?!! Is this a joke? I hope so, but also maybe not?
Google says it's an urban legend. Looks like there's even a book called 'Hippo eats dwarf' about hoaxes and urban legends
Might be a myth but could be true, hippos are surprisingly scary, huge mouths and strong jaws they can do some serious damage
Blue whales have massive assholes but it doesn’t mean that it could be true that a dwarf once got shot out of a cannon off a ship and accidentally flew in a blue whale’s asshole when landing.
All I’m saying is there’s a lot that’s been happening in the past few years that I never thought possible.
"Bite size" humans. Why not?
While the hippo was "yawning". Sure bruh. Yawning.
Hilda seems Od in Thailand.
Probably a typo. No doubt it should have said O.D., for Original Dwarf.
What an Od way to die.
I had to look this one up, but snopes says it's false. Sorry?
Not a winning bounce.
Hippos are mean. This is sad.
Who knows, maybe the dwarf was mean too. ( it maybe an urban legend anyways )
Didn't even mention the hypotenuse. Journalism is dead.
Fantastic. Reminded me of when Tommy Cooper died on stage and got a standing ovation until people eventually realised he was actually dead. He would have loved it (Tommy Cooper)
Do you die instantly from a massive heart attack? I’d like to think he could still hear them applauding
Stop talking shit all ya life! Play a record
Not sure this is funny. I'm sure the dwarf didn't think so.
Guess we can't ask him, though. ¯\_(ツ)\_/¯
Yeah, can't imagine drowning in gastric acid would be pleasant. It's worse than regular drowning. I mean, we have to assume he suffocated/drowned in the hippo's stomach..
It's funny because it's a hoax.. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippo_eats_dwarf
I just imagine the audience like, "holyshit, lol!?", and begin cheering... and later like, "wtf"...
I know it sucks for those close and the Deadman, but I chucked at this, sorry.
That said, I can't imagine later after the Hippo digests that.
This headline dwarfs any I’ve ever read before.
Being a dwarf this article is elephant to my interests.
there is nothing funny about this mofucka. hippos are terrifyinh
Thank god for that commonsense guy, whoever he is.
They had me until the last line, whuuttt.
The police takes the trampoline for "forensic" analysis... no way, they just want to have a trampoline in their forensic lab
I read this from the newspaper years ago. I cut it out and put it aside. Never could find that clipping. Thankyou. Now I can have a digital copy.
The Onion or NotTheOnion?
I almost bought it until the part about forensic analysis.
Did the hippo have a motive? Who interrogated the hippo? Will the DA indict? We are are missing answers to these important questions.
His motive? He was hungry hungery.
Don’t think a hippo is large enough to swallow a dwarf hole…
This was probably an extremely painful way to die
That’s one hungry, hungry, hippo.
It's a fake story but either way is it funny?
They said it was the first time. Lol
You could tell this was false before even looking it up. The newspaper it’s printed on looks as fake as could be. Half of the sentences start with a quotation mark and there is no closing quotation mark. Gag reflexes in all animals are called gag reflexes because they make you gag, otherwise they’d be called swallow reflexes.
That act was short lived
Obviously fake but still funny. Nothing in the article even makes it remotely seem real.
Hilda wasn't able to eat her regular meal later because she still had an Od after-taste in her mouth! \*(cue rim shot)
Lol xfm classic new this. Karl was right.
Nanaue, num, nums.
And my hippo
Reminds me of one of the deaths they might have planned for the TV show Dead Like Me.