“I’ve named my prosthetic leg Clark. He has a personality. He has his own mind at times. I named him right after I got out of a coma. I was coming back to life and was kind of foggy and a little brain-dead. My mom was talking to me like a 5-year-old — because I was acting like one — and asked me, ‘What are you going to name it?’ I just looked at her, stone-faced, and I said, ‘Clark. I want to name it Clark.’ It stuck.”
This man is just so fucking adorable.
SUCH A BABY.
OKAY I have to drop some newly acquired knowledge, and maybe a lot of people already know this BUT LISTEN
Hippos are, like…real, living land whales. It’s been genetically proven that their closest relatives are NOT pigs as was once believed, but whales! Hippos even make whistles and clicks underwater to communicate as well as help them “see” in murky waters.
They also have some incredibly thick skin that is extremely difficult to cut, and when they do get injured their skin secretes a special fluid that acts like a natural antibiotic ointment that prevents infections and speeds up the healing process. And this fluid turns blood red when it meets the air, so it looks pretty badass, too.
Also, the bones in their limbs are SOLID. There is no marrow, no hollow space, they are 100% BONE, MOTHERFUCKER. It helps weigh them down in the water so they can more easily submerge, and it helps support their weight on land. These bones can withstand the impact of a running hippo, and they aren’t slow, either!
Hippos are also responsible for more human deaths annually than crocodiles or other predators like lions and so on. Because they don’t take no shit, bro.
HIPPOS ARE REALLY FREAKING COOL, YOU GUYS.
*whispers* the number one cause of baby hippo deaths is adult male hippos
That’s because somewhere between that adorable squishy above and adulthood, they become one of the most aggressive animals on earth.
woah woah woah
hippos are fucking vicious killing machines okay
hippos are not okay
they’re not land whales, they’re half-water half-land blubber Terminators
but without the guns
Although still a little Schwarzenegger