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May 4, 2016 1:21 PM   Subscribe

 
How terrifying but also adorable
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 1:24 PM on May 4, 2016 [4 favorites]


They sure seem to love them. What flavour are they?
posted by Capt. Renault at 1:28 PM on May 4, 2016


I now understand how these are the most dangerous animal on the savannah.
posted by bracems at 1:29 PM on May 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


Next time I'm watching a rugby game and a player "feeds the scrum", this is exactly what I'll be imagining.
posted by lmfsilva at 1:30 PM on May 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


Nails are like candy to a robot, and we'll eat tires instead of licorice.
posted by hwyengr at 1:32 PM on May 4, 2016 [3 favorites]


Those sure are some hungry, hungry hippos.
posted by jedicus at 1:33 PM on May 4, 2016 [27 favorites]


The slow inevitability of their bite reminds me of an industrial shredder.
posted by jedicus at 1:34 PM on May 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


*shudder* just imagine what they could do with a slightly smaller watermelon
posted by beerperson at 1:40 PM on May 4, 2016 [5 favorites]


read as 'hippies'....a surprisingly terrifying image
posted by thelonius at 1:57 PM on May 4, 2016 [7 favorites]


Cute as hell but it's a shame these majestic creatures are reduced to being forced to beg for treats in order to entertain a bunch of tourists.
posted by item at 2:01 PM on May 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


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posted by grumpybear69 at 2:24 PM on May 4, 2016 [3 favorites]


I think that's the first time I've ever heard someone call a hippo "majestic." The term is usually considered incompatible with marking your territory through squirted diarrhea flung through the air by your propellering tail.
posted by praemunire at 2:42 PM on May 4, 2016 [17 favorites]


This makes me very happy.
posted by ethansr at 2:44 PM on May 4, 2016


I think that's the first time I've ever heard someone call a hippo "majestic." The term is usually considered incompatible with marking your territory through squirted diarrhea flung through the air by your propellering tail.

Dunno, if they gave the Habsburgs a few more generations of inbreeding, there would be portions of Europe that ended up in another country "because the Kings' bowels were particularly agitated that day".
posted by lmfsilva at 2:56 PM on May 4, 2016 [4 favorites]


Does anyone know what the keeper is saying? Probably something like "Ok, let's go!" but I'd like to know specifically.
posted by blnkfrnk at 4:26 PM on May 4, 2016


I didn't realize hippos liked watermelons, but those hippos sure do like 'em.
posted by rmd1023 at 4:28 PM on May 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


Does anyone know what the keeper is saying? Probably something like "Ok, let's go!" but I'd like to know specifically.

He's saying, "And now it's time to feed XYZ hippo. And now we're going to feed ZYZ hippo."
posted by My Dad at 4:55 PM on May 4, 2016 [3 favorites]


(With the disclaimer that I've mostly picked Japanese up by watching anime) I think he's saying "hai, agemasu" as in "okay, I'm giving it to you now". The other narration seems to be introducing the first hippo as Momo and the second one as Donny.
posted by lucidium at 4:57 PM on May 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


Yay, thanks! I'm glad I get to know the hippos' names.
posted by blnkfrnk at 5:43 PM on May 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


This picture of a teething baby hippopotamus is one of my favorite things to exist on the internet.
posted by ChuraChura at 5:53 PM on May 4, 2016


Lucidity, yeah, you're spot-on. It doesn't really translate super well because "now I'm giving it to Momo/Donny" is an unnatural thing to announce in such a way in English, but is totally normal in Japanese.
posted by DoctorFedora at 6:26 PM on May 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


Why are we still talking when jedicus already ended the thread in the sixth comment?
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The at 6:38 PM on May 4, 2016


I scanned the title too quickly and thought, whoa, what could the complications of hippos eating whole watermelons be? I don't want to describe the horrors I imagined.

Fortunately I really enjoyed the actual clips. Nice and crunchy with no exploding hippos. Thanks for posting.
posted by kinnakeet at 7:34 PM on May 4, 2016


This is basically how I eat Cadbury Caramel Eggs. I live in a pit and a Japanese guy on a platform drops them a few inches into my maw and then shit just goes everywhere.
posted by turbid dahlia at 7:53 PM on May 4, 2016 [16 favorites]


All the hippos go berserk!
posted by 4ster at 7:57 PM on May 4, 2016


This is like how Cookie Monster "eats" cookies. They just explode them in their mouths and let everything fall out!
posted by latkes at 9:58 PM on May 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


what could the complications of hippos eating whole watermelons be?

Hippo visit to the dentist
posted by Umami Dearest at 8:52 AM on May 5, 2016


Good thing Ask doesn't count for doubles.
posted by zinon at 9:41 AM on May 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


This is my favorite ASMR video yet.
posted by 4ster at 2:44 PM on May 5, 2016


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