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Fat whores rejoice! Hippos can become airborne for "substantial periods of time"

Once the move fast enough. What's your excuse?

[QUOTE]"We were pleasantly surprised to see how hippos get airborne when they move quickly - it's really impressive!"

[QUOTE]The mammals, which weigh up to 8,000Ibs, can often leave the ground when moving fast, which differs to other animals like rhinos and elephants.

[QUOTE]Research by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) found that the animals can be up in the air for up to 0.3 seconds at a time when moving fast.

[QUOTE]The findings found that unlike other land animals such as elephants, horses and rhinos, hippos exclusively trot when moving, pushing the limits of what giant land animals can do, the RVC said.

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by Anonymousreply 50July 11, 2024 2:12 PM

Dollface thread.

by Anonymousreply 1July 7, 2024 2:00 PM

[quote]The findings found that unlike other land animals such as elephants, horses and rhinos, hippos exclusively trot when moving

In other words, they literally cannot but trot when moving. Which asks a lot more of muscles than regular movement. And when they speed up, they get airborne. Amazing configuration, for that weight.

by Anonymousreply 2July 7, 2024 2:04 PM

The author of this article clearly had never seen a fight at a dyke bar. I’ve seen womyn who looked like Grimace move with a speed that would take your breath away.

by Anonymousreply 3July 7, 2024 2:12 PM

Chrissy Metz is never going to have to buy airline tickets again!

by Anonymousreply 4July 7, 2024 2:45 PM

Dollface!

by Anonymousreply 5July 7, 2024 6:18 PM

I *knew* they were trotters...

by Anonymousreply 6July 7, 2024 6:28 PM

Airborne hippopotamuses really aren't dollface when you think of a charging, right?

Or swimming...

[QUOTE]“I remember just lying at the bottom of the river, looking up and I’m waist-deep inside the hippo’s mouth,” Paul said.

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by Anonymousreply 7July 7, 2024 6:28 PM
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by Anonymousreply 8July 7, 2024 6:35 PM

God I hope one never craps on my shirt whilst airborne above me.

by Anonymousreply 9July 7, 2024 6:42 PM

r9...

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by Anonymousreply 10July 7, 2024 6:54 PM

I do miss the way Re would sniff the chicken and appear with a whoosh of wind.

Rather foul-fucking wind it was, too.

by Anonymousreply 11July 7, 2024 7:29 PM

There's hope for me to become one of the jet set then! Yay LOL! 😺😁🤨🤦‍♀️😥

by Anonymousreply 12July 7, 2024 7:38 PM

In this new study, Hutchinson and Pringle wondered how such a heavy creature could reach such speeds, noting that little research has been done on the hippo gait because they are so dangerous to be around.

They also found that when they run at top speed, they lift all four of their feet off the ground at the same time at certain points in their gait—this happens 15% of the time while running. Each occurrence lasted for approximately 0.3 seconds. Further study showed that the hippos run using a trotting type gait rather than a gallop, which is the way rhinos run.

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by Anonymousreply 13July 7, 2024 11:00 PM

I'm off to buy my personal jetpack!

by Anonymousreply 14July 7, 2024 11:28 PM

They're the deadliest large land mammal, killing about 500 people per year.

Bears? Hmmph.

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by Anonymousreply 15July 7, 2024 11:46 PM

Savages

by Anonymousreply 16July 8, 2024 12:28 AM

There's a MAGA joke in this somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 17July 8, 2024 12:34 AM

They have the best PR besides rhinos and monitor lizards.

by Anonymousreply 18July 8, 2024 5:42 AM

I'm a hippo-glycemic.

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by Anonymousreply 19July 8, 2024 6:06 AM

LOVE!!

by Anonymousreply 20July 8, 2024 6:23 AM

Fractions of a second. I was hoping for several minutes of air time

by Anonymousreply 21July 8, 2024 6:33 AM

Nice action shot with all four feet off the ground.

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by Anonymousreply 22July 8, 2024 6:34 AM

That's a great shot!

by Anonymousreply 23July 8, 2024 7:25 AM

It's no different than horses, deer, and many other large 4 footed animals that have the capacity to run or gallop at a fast pace. To get all 4 feet off the ground at once they have to be moving at a very fast pace.

by Anonymousreply 24July 8, 2024 9:59 AM

It's called hippovitation. Hippovitation as in levitation which goes without saying but also as cavitation because this hippo state creates so much turbulence around their heavy frame that the air around the hippo tends to ionize and gets luminescent. It has been said that many UFO sightings might have just been flying hippos and the luminescent orbs that come with them. QAnon has also said that John Kennedy Jr. would come back aboard a flying hippo.

by Anonymousreply 25July 8, 2024 10:47 AM

What’s new about fat whores getting their legs up in the air?

by Anonymousreply 26July 8, 2024 10:54 AM

[quote] Hippos can become airborne for "substantial periods

If The Boys had seen this article early enough, oh what might have been

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by Anonymousreply 27July 8, 2024 11:29 AM

When hippos fly!

by Anonymousreply 28July 8, 2024 11:34 AM

r10 Strange looking hippo

by Anonymousreply 29July 8, 2024 11:37 AM
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by Anonymousreply 30July 8, 2024 11:45 AM

This is something we all knew.

Henrietta Hippo could jump like a motherfucker.

by Anonymousreply 31July 8, 2024 11:09 PM

Mi Nena. si? As the cunts retract.

by Anonymousreply 32July 9, 2024 12:19 AM

I’m pretty sure Henrietta danced ballet or classical roller skating.

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by Anonymousreply 33July 9, 2024 12:44 AM

Old news. Israel Kamakawiwo'ole proved this back in the 90s.

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by Anonymousreply 34July 9, 2024 12:51 AM

Hippos are not even fat. They’re round but that’s mostly muscle. The slenderest humans have more body fat than a hippo.

by Anonymousreply 35July 9, 2024 12:53 AM

The author is probably related to the scientist who did not understand the physics laws of buoyancy as explained to Trump and sinking batteries.

Hippos may be able to attain a high HORIZONTAL velocity, relative to its size. But those stubby legs cannot lift the carcass high enough to sustain a lengthy VERTICAL FALL at 9.8 m/s.

by Anonymousreply 36July 9, 2024 12:54 AM

That story at r7 is wild! Head first in a hippo’s mouth?

by Anonymousreply 37July 9, 2024 12:54 AM

There’s hope!

I’ve always wanted to fly.

by Anonymousreply 38July 9, 2024 2:24 AM

[QUOTE]But those stubby legs cannot lift the carcass high enough to sustain a lengthy VERTICAL FALL at 9.8 m/s.

Why are you suggesting 9.8 meters/per seconds squared ever stopped Trump?

And that "carcass" explanation says you slept through your "Physics for Dummies" course your father paid for that "stupid summer" when John Jr. may have frolicking with you. Unfettered, unimpressed, unimpounded like Fetterman nowadays. Used and used.

by Anonymousreply 39July 9, 2024 2:52 AM

Dang and done said the uncrippled idiot.

by Anonymousreply 40July 9, 2024 9:45 PM

Amateurs

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by Anonymousreply 41July 9, 2024 9:55 PM

So "when pigs fly" was invented by hippos?

by Anonymousreply 42July 9, 2024 10:51 PM

If she were thinner at r41, she’d be a pretty good dancer.

by Anonymousreply 43July 9, 2024 11:29 PM

"And that "carcass" explanation says you slept through your "Physics for Dummies" course your father paid for that "stupid summer" when John Jr. may have frolicking with you. Unfettered, unimpressed, unimpounded like Fetterman nowadays."

You are the reason Trump should have picked the shark.

by Anonymousreply 44July 9, 2024 11:46 PM

R35: Hippo Metz

by Anonymousreply 45July 9, 2024 11:55 PM

[Quote] They're the deadliest large land mammal, killing about 500 people per year.

In fact, the second deadliest large animal, period. Only crocodiles kill more people every year. (Crocs do it for food, hippos do it for territoriality.)

by Anonymousreply 46July 9, 2024 11:56 PM

I don’t want any of you to give up hope. ✈️

by Anonymousreply 47July 10, 2024 12:02 AM

R43 blind as well as elephantine.

by Anonymousreply 48July 10, 2024 12:04 AM

They really are weird as hell. A ball of muscle with a giant mouth.

What for? Why does it exist? Why must it fly? Why did it eat that guy? I think the guy was bothering it.

by Anonymousreply 49July 10, 2024 1:35 AM
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