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Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

Old 09-18-11, 11:46 PM
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record



Not a situation I'd want to be caught in...
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

That hippo looks hungry.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

Originally Posted by edstein View Post
That hippo looks hungry.
Very hungry.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

I love the thread title. "Forced" lol.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

From Wiki:

"Despite its stocky shape and short legs, it can easily outrun a human. Hippos have been clocked at 30 km/h (19 mph) over short distances. The hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive creatures in the world and is often regarded as one of the most dangerous animals in Africa."

Uh oh, did that guy live?
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

I knew they could get good speed but damnit. 19 mph?!
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

I though Hippos are vegetarians
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

Doesn't mean it won't kill you.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

Are you sure the hippo was chasing the guy and not simply in a rush to get to the gas station restroom?
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

Maybe the hippo's baby was nearby.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

It's that guy's bald head. The hippo thinks it's a marble!

Normally when you see a hippo in the zoo their in the water so you don't get a sense of how big they are. But if you happen to be there when they are walking around, holy crap.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

The hippo's got grass in its mouth. Maybe like Jason in the Friday The 13th remake, it was just trying to protect its weed.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

On a Safari in Africa, a rather famous hunter and the group he was with were the victims of a Hippo attack. It bit that hunter's entire head and shoulders off in one bite, in the view of several eyewitnesses. Hippos are the most dangerous and deadly animal in Africa.

Those pictures have been around for years, so it's funny to see them show up here. In the most politically correct way possible no less.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

*shudder* Thanks for the visual.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

at the thread title.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
From Wiki:

"Despite its stocky shape and short legs, it can easily outrun a human. Hippos have been clocked at 30 km/h (19 mph) over short distances. The hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive creatures in the world and is often regarded as one of the most dangerous animals in Africa."

Uh oh, did that guy live?
Wiki should read Wiki's other articles. I'm sure the hippo would outrun me. However, Usain Bolt's current records in the 100 and 200 m correspond to 37.5 and 37.6 km/h respectively, so the hippo can't outrun ALL humans. In fact, any time better than 24 s in the 200 m beats the hippo.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

Well it looks like the guy has a "walkie talkie" in his hand so my assumption is he is really holding a gun, was poaching and now has to face the fury of Hippo Unleashed. The photo has been doctored and I blame George Lucas via Steven Spielberg.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

Nobody said it could outrun all humans, just the average human. The thread title was just being silly.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

Wiki can say what it wants, but I just cannot imagine being outrun by a hippo.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

Originally Posted by Maxflier View Post
Wiki can say what it wants, but I just cannot imagine being outrun by a hippo.
Can you imagine being outrun by a Grizzly Bear?
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

Originally Posted by whoopdido View Post
Can you imagine being outrun by a Grizzly Bear?
They run a lot faster than 19 mph, no?
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

That's one ugly ass creature.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

Wonder if he actually had a gun in his hand but they edited the photos and added the walkie talkie.
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Re: Man Forced to Beat Usain Bolt's 100m Record

Originally Posted by OldDude View Post
In fact, any time better than 24 s in the 200 m beats the hippo.
And just about any time in the 110 meter hurdles figures to beat the hippo. Beat him off the blocks to the first hurdle and the race is over at that point.

And wouldn't the hippo get penalized for a lane infraction in any sort of track event? Seems to me that he'd be a poor choice, regardless of his apparent quick speed.

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