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  • Hippopotami are dangerous

    Posted on February 20th, 2012 Alan No comments

    In your face Cassidy and David.  I told you that my answer of “Hippotamus” was right for the Scategories category “Things you are afraid of”.

    From The Straight Dope:

    “The hippo, found today throughout sub-Saharan Africa, is considered by many experts, explorers and Africans to be the most dangerous animal in Africa (not counting the mosquito).  They’ve all killed way more people than Africa’s lions have. (A few rogue tigers have killed a lot of people too, but they live in India, not Africa.) The hippo is extremely aggressive, unpredictable and unafraid of humans, upsetting boats sometimes without provocation and chomping the occupants with its huge canine teeth and sharp incisors. Most human deaths occur when the victim gets between the hippo and deep water or between a mother and her calf.”

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