28 thoughts on “Your Move, Gallagher

  1. ^oo^ December 2, 2015 / 3:15 pm

    But does it spit out the seeds?

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike December 2, 2015 / 3:33 pm

      Eventually. (Sorry for putting that visual in your head.)

      • Faye December 2, 2015 / 4:30 pm

        Everything works out in the end.

        • Michelle P December 2, 2015 / 6:00 pm

          ISWYDT! Eeeeuuuwwww….

          • Faye December 2, 2015 / 9:27 pm

            I had to Google that.

        • Kar December 2, 2015 / 7:40 pm

          Ok, somebody owes me a bottle of mental bleach.

      • ^oo^ December 2, 2015 / 11:25 pm

        I clearly spelled the word “spit” , with a “p”, so there was no need to go off on that tangent… geez.

  2. Julie December 2, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    Now the game of Hungry Hungry Hippo makes a lot more sense….

  3. birdcage December 2, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    I’m mesmorized by this.

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike December 2, 2015 / 3:44 pm

      It’s like watching an unusually squishy piece of factory equipment at work: “Now this here’s our crunchenator. How it works is: We put the watermelons on the crunching surface here, and then the overhead crunching hammer comes down and crunches ’em.”

      • birdcage December 2, 2015 / 3:49 pm

        I’m hippotyzed by it.

        • Mikeyfur December 2, 2015 / 4:04 pm

          Birdcage, you make me smile!

        • Not That Mike The Other Mike December 2, 2015 / 4:09 pm

          Noice! 😀 😀 😀

        • Liloaktree December 3, 2015 / 3:12 pm


        • Faye December 2, 2015 / 9:30 pm

          Wow! Wow! And stand back.

          • Smartypants December 3, 2015 / 6:52 am

            Is this the one where they use their tail like a little propeller to disperse the poo? (I can’t access Facebook from here, but I saw it on ‘Ridiculousness’ and laughed like an 8-yr-old).

  4. Alison December 2, 2015 / 4:02 pm

    Good one, high five to Birdcage. 👋

  5. Amy December 2, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    Poor thing isn’t exactly an efficient eater, is he? He lost half that watermelon 🙁

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike December 2, 2015 / 8:58 pm

      I prefer to think that after the video ended the man tossed in the part of the watermelon that fell out of the front of the hippo’s mouth — or better still, another whole watermelon. OM NOM NOM

  6. Faye December 2, 2015 / 4:39 pm

    I’ll have the fresh watermelon smoothie. I don’t need no stinking equipment. Low overhead.

    He’s like the fresh squeezed orange juice street vendors.

  7. Chris December 2, 2015 / 5:05 pm

    This is why one should never go swimming with hippos.

  8. Gigi_the cat lady December 2, 2015 / 6:37 pm

    I like the head tilt, looks like he’s trowing back a shot.

  9. fkaWaldenPond December 2, 2015 / 7:16 pm

    I was taught in high school (correctly?) that birds and some other animals don’t have the ability to ‘drink water upside down’; meaning if we humans were to hang upside down we could swallow albeit with difficulty as we have muscles (?) clamping ability to prevent water spilling back out due to gravity. They use the muscles and upward extension of their neck to get the water, food down. Ida know, this looks like similar behaviour. Does anyone out there know if this is correct or is it a load of eventual with seeds, hippo poop?

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike December 2, 2015 / 7:25 pm

      The term for what you describe is Peristalsis, and I assume it works very well in animals that need it. For example, when a giraffe drinks water from a pool, the water has to travel uphill to reach its body. Not sure how much of this talent a hippo has or needs to have.


      • fkaWaldenPond December 2, 2015 / 8:14 pm

        But can said hippo, bird and giraffe drink water while hanging upside down? 😀 This image of us swinging on the playground monkey bars (the image provided by my science teacher) drinking water from a cup is clearly seared in my noggin. Can the monkey drink water upside down while swinging on the human bars? Ya, I know. *sigh*

        • fkaWaldenPond December 2, 2015 / 8:15 pm

          Btw, any silly discussion that gets my mind off of ‘the new typical day in the world’ works for me. 🙂 Thanks again for starting this site.

          • one cranky lady December 3, 2015 / 7:48 pm

            Hear, hear!

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