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Rachael Ray cooks her family and her dog
Stotham, Massachusetts: the town that didn't exist, 1920
Prof. Wingard's Death Ray Hoax, 1876
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
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Hippo Eats Man
Thanks to Tah for giving me a heads up about this article. The hippo didn't eat a dwarf, but it does give an idea about how it would feel to become hippo food. My favorite line is, "Time passes very slowly when you're in a hippo's mouth."

Experience: I was swallowed by a hippo
guardian.co.uk

There was no transition at all, no sense of approaching danger. It was as if I had suddenly gone blind and deaf.
I was aware that my legs were surrounded by water, but my top half was almost dry. I seemed to be trapped in something slimy. There was a terrible, sulphurous smell, like rotten eggs, and a tremendous pressure against my chest. My arms were trapped but I managed to free one hand and felt around – my palm passed through the wiry bristles of the hippo's snout. It was only then that I realised I was underwater, trapped up to my waist in his mouth...
I remember looking up through 10 feet of water at the green and yellow light playing on the surface, and wondering which of us could hold his breath the longest. Blood rose from my body in clouds, and a sense of resignation overwhelmed me. I've no idea how long we stayed under – time passes very slowly when you're in a hippo's mouth.
Categories: Animals, Urban Legends
Posted by The Curator on Tue May 07, 2013
Comments (2)
That was one hungry, hungry hippo.
Posted by AqueousBoy  on  Wed May 08, 2013  at  08:32 AM
Sometimes it´s kinda fun to be a bit dyslectic when you are tired and read something like this:

"Time passes very slowly when you're in a hippo's mouth."

*facepalm*
Posted by Unfairly Balanced  in  Earth  on  Wed Jun 12, 2013  at  11:59 AM
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