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

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#1 May 10, 2013
"There was a terrible, sulphurous smell, like rotten eggs, and a tremendous pressure against my chest," Paul Templer said, recalling the moment he realized he had been swallowed by a hippopotamus.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/08/paul... (full story)

"I went straight down his throat. It smelled like death," Templer said in the Tribune. And yet, when the hippo "bit into my lungs he missed my heart. He missed my liver and kidneys."

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#2 May 10, 2013
Best story I read today.

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#3 May 10, 2013
I can relate---- 9 months is hell too, all those poking ya in the head that you can't see.

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#4 May 10, 2013
_Baby Boy_ wrote:
I can relate---- 9 months is hell too, all those poking ya in the head that you can't see.
Crazy baby!

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#5 May 10, 2013
Hungry, Hungry Hippo anyone?

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#6 May 10, 2013
Look at those fangs! I always thought hippo beasts were vegetarians. Like manatees with feet.
Why did it try to swallow him?

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#7 May 10, 2013
Melody_E wrote:
Look at those fangs! I always thought hippo beasts were vegetarians. Like manatees with feet.
Why did it try to swallow him?
Are you ready for this:
The hippo is responsible for more human fatalities in Africa than any other large animal. Male hippos actively defend their territories which run along the banks of rivers and lakes. Females have also been known to get extremely aggressive if they sense anyone coming in between their babies, who stay in the water while she feeds on the shore. Hippos can run at speeds of over 20 miles an hour and they have enormous jaws which host up to 20 inch canines.
http://goafrica.about.com/od/africasafariguid...

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#8 May 10, 2013
Hippichick wrote:
Hungry, Hungry Hippo anyone?
Thank you, Hippichick. I will never look at that game the same again.

Priceless!

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#9 May 10, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
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Are you ready for this:
The hippo is responsible for more human fatalities in Africa than any other large animal. Male hippos actively defend their territories which run along the banks of rivers and lakes. Females have also been known to get extremely aggressive if they sense anyone coming in between their babies, who stay in the water while she feeds on the shore. Hippos can run at speeds of over 20 miles an hour and they have enormous jaws which host up to 20 inch canines.
http://goafrica.about.com/od/africasafariguid...
Unbelievable. Who'd of thunk it?
*Thank you for these story's today!

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#10 May 10, 2013
Melody_E wrote:
<quoted text>Unbelievable. Who'd of thunk it?
*Thank you for these story's today!
Indeed!

You're welcome. Was hoping to make this place a bit more 'Offbeat', than it has been as of late.

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#12 May 11, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
"There was a terrible, sulphurous smell, like rotten eggs, and a tremendous pressure against my chest," Paul Templer said, recalling the moment he realized he had been swallowed by a hippopotamus.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/08/paul... (full story)
"I went straight down his throat. It smelled like death," Templer said in the Tribune. And yet, when the hippo "bit into my lungs he missed my heart. He missed my liver and kidneys."
Amazing story .. Thanks for bringing it to us.. dC.

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#13 May 11, 2013
Mr. Templar deserves to be recognized for his experience.

Perhaps he could bestowed with the title of Knight Templar?

(and yeah, feel free to use the flame judgeit. Pun postings deserve to burn in the fires of Hell.)

;)

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#14 May 11, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
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Amazing story .. Thanks for bringing it to us.. dC.
Am trying to get Offbeat a bit more on track.

Is an amazing story. Wild and crazy. Poor guy, must have been a hell of a moment.

You're welcome, Grace.

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#15 May 11, 2013
greymouser wrote:
Mr. Templar deserves to be recognized for his experience.
Perhaps he could bestowed with the title of Knight Templar?
(and yeah, feel free to use the flame judgeit. Pun postings deserve to burn in the fires of Hell.)
;)
Spot on! Was going to prop you for this post...but ended up propping you for a different post. You are on a roll.

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#16 May 11, 2013
Never look a hippo in the mouth.

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#17 May 11, 2013
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
Never look a hippo in the mouth.
Up close and personal, that is.

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#18 May 11, 2013
How up close and personal is that?

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#19 May 11, 2013
Close enough to get a lung jammed into a spine.

Not to mention the strong sulphurous smell wafting down one's nose.

Close enough..babe?

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#20 May 11, 2013
Close enough..babe?

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#21 May 11, 2013
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