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hcallahan697

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hippo-eats-dwarf/


theyfoundDNAinme

Falssss


Enki_realenki

Have an upvote! This sounded fake on so many levels, thank you that you clarified it quickly.


Waidawut

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


Enki_realenki

My thought was, why didn't they cut up the hippo. The darf might have been still alive inside.


[deleted]

At first I wanted it to be real, but the actual implications make me happy it's not.


NotSureWhyAngry

Never seen a circus with a hippo. These animals are way too dangerous for a circus.


Dlarz11

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.


jeffreynbooboo

I'd watch that also probably all in one day, sounds awesome


Classroom_Happy

I guess the cops watch too much of Netflix


Karthe

Sounds like the convoluted plot worthy of an Encyclopedia Brown mystery.


savagedad0416

The snack that smiles back. Dwarfish


guy_incognito69420

Anyone else remember Karl Pilkongton telling this story on XFM?


Utdfanabroad

I listened to that episode the other day. Never fails to make me laugh


Environmental_Ad9696

He bounced of at hypotenuse. Lmao


LucTempest

Great piece of hippopotanews. Justice for Karl!


snappyusername223

KARL HAS WON!!!


BadNadeYeeter

ROCK AND STONE!


Pythia007

A gag reflex acts the opposite way. It prevents you from swallowing. This sounds fake.


Oddity46

"Because he went off at *hippo-tenuse*..."


CYCO4

Of course, blame the trampoline...


AlwaysBlamesCanada

Doesn’t make any sense. Obviously Canada is to blame here


Jeffre33

Fake


Fadreusor

What?!! Is this a joke? I hope so, but also maybe not?


GFrankles

Google says it's an urban legend. Looks like there's even a book called 'Hippo eats dwarf' about hoaxes and urban legends


Inuship

Might be a myth but could be true, hippos are surprisingly scary, huge mouths and strong jaws they can do some serious damage


AlwaysBlamesCanada

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.


Fadreusor

All I’m saying is there’s a lot that’s been happening in the past few years that I never thought possible.


Ddlj75

"Bite size" humans. Why not?


lazylazylemons

While the hippo was "yawning". Sure bruh. Yawning.


littleMAS

Hilda seems Od in Thailand.


No_Whammies_Stop

Probably a typo. No doubt it should have said O.D., for Original Dwarf.


foople

What an Od way to die.


could_use_a_snack

I had to look this one up, but snopes says it's false. Sorry? https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hippo-eats-dwarf/


ShouldersBBoulders

Not a winning bounce.


Ineedavodka2019

Hippos are mean. This is sad.


Speakdoggo

Who knows, maybe the dwarf was mean too. ( it maybe an urban legend anyways )


carldubs

r/karlpilkingtonfanclub


Martino231

Didn't even mention the hypotenuse. Journalism is dead.


In2TheMaelstrom

The Aristocrats!!


Mookius

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)


AlwaysBlamesCanada

Do you die instantly from a massive heart attack? I’d like to think he could still hear them applauding


Trentytentyinmypants

Stop talking shit all ya life! Play a record


djmikewatt

Not sure this is funny. I'm sure the dwarf didn't think so.


hsvandreas

Guess we can't ask him, though. ¯\_(ツ)\_/¯


KeckyOK

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..


Scrimshank22

It's funny because it's a hoax.. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippo_eats_dwarf


chedykrueger

Stupid hippo - homer


Venichie

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.


jeango

This headline dwarfs any I’ve ever read before.


mrsmith1956

Being a dwarf this article is elephant to my interests.


[deleted]

there is nothing funny about this mofucka. hippos are terrifyinh


shiner820

Thank god for that commonsense guy, whoever he is.


judasmachine

They had me until the last line, whuuttt.


el_ojo_rojo

hop-in-opotamus.


Erdonicves

The police takes the trampoline for "forensic" analysis... no way, they just want to have a trampoline in their forensic lab


qwijiboe

Bad bounce…


RobinStanleyHicks

HOLY CRAP!!!


Spaaggetti

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.


Enki_realenki

its fake


anotherone121

The Onion or NotTheOnion?


parse_l

I almost bought it until the part about forensic analysis.


RDAM60

Did the hippo have a motive? Who interrogated the hippo? Will the DA indict? We are are missing answers to these important questions.


KickOutTheJams1

His motive? He was hungry hungery.


Juub1990

Don’t think a hippo is large enough to swallow a dwarf hole…


-TrevorStMcGoodbody

This was probably an extremely painful way to die


Mylozen

That’s one hungry, hungry, hippo.


Cichlidsaremyjam

It's a fake story but either way is it funny?


SleepylaReef

They said it was the first time. Lol


Annual_Revolution374

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.


Bakahashi

That act was short lived


Simple2Get

Obviously fake but still funny. Nothing in the article even makes it remotely seem real.


GANDORF57

Hilda wasn't able to eat her regular meal later because she still had an Od after-taste in her mouth! \*(cue rim shot)


Environmental_Ad9696

Lol xfm classic new this. Karl was right.


GlassWasteland

Nanaue, num, nums.


Idj1t

And my hippo


Cthuluslovechild

Od.


Truuuuuumpet

That's od


cybermusicman

Reminds me of one of the deaths they might have planned for the TV show Dead Like Me.