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6 Reasons Hippos Are Terrifying

As the poor sap who was mauled to death by his pet hippo unfortunately found out, hippos are not cute and cuddly--they are 5 ton murder machines. The hippopotamus is not a pet, it is nature's morbidly obese psychopath.

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A hippo's incisors can grow up to 20 inches long and can easily pierce another hippo's leathery hide, let alone a human's flesh. A hippo's jaws have a bite force of nearly 2,000 lbs per square inch.


Hippos secrete a red, viscous substance referred to as "blood sweat." It's not actually blood, and it's exact function is not known (it's speculated to be a sun screen or an anti-bacterial agent), but hippos seem to excrete it when they are excited or agitated.

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