Eww. Tunnel of love?
September 25, 2005 9:56 PM   Subscribe

So you're a hippo expert are you? You've seen the excellent hippo flash and hippo fight video at pbs. You're bored by the surprisingly tame hippo courtship video. You may even know that cannibalism may be responsbile for anthrax in hippos. But did you know about the species of leech that breeds exclusively in their rectum? Yeah, I thought not. More here on page 28 [pdf].
posted by hindmost (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
what an incredible post! I didn't care about hippos, and still don't, but now I'm fascinated and wildly entertained by this post.

kudos and thanks.
posted by shmegegge at 10:10 PM on September 25, 2005

What an excellent post! Rectum leeches are my new favorite topics of conversation. Thanks, hindmost!!!!!
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 10:14 PM on September 25, 2005

What an appropriate name, hindmost.
posted by kenko at 10:42 PM on September 25, 2005

Finally my life time curiosity about ass leeches has been sated.
posted by Bonzai at 11:18 PM on September 25, 2005

I think I love you for this.
posted by zerokey at 11:33 PM on September 25, 2005

"inside the warm, airless reaches of the hippo's rectum are leeches looking for love."

I think I know what my NaNoWriMo novel is going to be about this year.
posted by LeeJay at 11:38 PM on September 25, 2005

Leeches looking for love. Is that a band yet?
posted by cleardawn at 11:46 PM on September 25, 2005

The opportunity to inspect incidental life in the rectum of a hippo should influence many a student to major in science.
posted by Cranberry at 12:17 AM on September 26, 2005

You forgot about the house hippo.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 3:02 AM on September 26, 2005

damn ass kissers I hatem
posted by elpapacito at 3:50 AM on September 26, 2005

One of those links is subscriber-only, probably not the best for a FPP link. Other than that, fun stuff, thanks much!
posted by Malor at 4:05 AM on September 26, 2005

This is a great post, and well put together; it's much better than a lot of the other tail-spinning, shit-flinging posts around here. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 5:12 AM on September 26, 2005

*throws away the cocktail napkin with that cute leech's phone number on it*
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 5:38 AM on September 26, 2005

MetaFilter: Dribbling drool means a fight is on the way.
posted by piratebowling at 6:09 AM on September 26, 2005

How appropriate that a post about ass leeches should come from hindmost. Bravo!
posted by wsg at 8:21 AM on September 26, 2005

Sorry for this, but I just cannot resist:

MetaFilter: tail-spinning, shit-flinging
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:22 AM on September 26, 2005

And lets not forget the previously meta-mentioned hippos in South America, gratia Pablo Escobar. Different link than previously mentioned in the past, now the Columbian government is out to profit on their new found water mammals.
posted by Atreides at 8:27 AM on September 26, 2005

No wonder hippos are the most dangerous creature in the wild.
posted by maxsparber at 8:30 AM on September 26, 2005

Ya know, with all this new knowledge of hippos, I forsee a Godzilla vs Hipponormous!!

/asian accent: "Oh no! Watch out Godzirra! Hippnomous firing ass leaches!"
posted by cleverusername at 9:16 AM on September 26, 2005

Good stuff. Can't find it online at the moment, but there was an article in the July 25th New Yorker by John Colapinto on this very topic, hippo ass dwellers and all.
posted by kosem at 9:21 AM on September 26, 2005

Hippo fight!

posted by Cyrano at 12:36 PM on September 26, 2005

awesome post
posted by darsh at 1:48 PM on September 26, 2005

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