Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Hippo Love

Even though most Americans are getting more obese by the minute,* the children of our nation are being sucked by their eyeballs into their t.v. sets on an hourly basis, people work too much and vote too much like idiots, and I have to live in a country where people think eating a plate of bacon is a sensible diet, I STILL KNOW there is goodness in the world after hearing of the baby hippo adopted by a 100 year old tortoise after the tsunami hit the shores of Mombasa, Kenya. I am not making this up. (Thanks to Jennifer Schooler for drawing it to my attention.)

"After it was swept and lost its mother, the hippo was traumatised. It had to look for something to be a surrogate mother. Fortunately, it landed on the tortoise and established a strong bond. They swim, eat, and sleep together" says the ecologist who knows about such things.

God bless the hippo, and goodnight.

*You thought this post was going to be about fat people having sex, didn't you? DIDN'T YOU?


At 7:32 PM, Blogger joyandpain said...

Why didn't you include the picture of the happy tortoise-hippo couple?

At 11:22 PM, Blogger scs said...

I tried to! I also tried to post a link to the original article, but it had expired.


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