“The Worst Cat” tumblr, which features a hippopotamus, is a meditative essay on the power of classification.
Your notion of the structure of hipposudoric and norhipposudoric acids, pigments of the red sweat of the hippopotamus, may need some updating. This newly published study calls for your attention: “Refined Structure of Hipposudoric and Norhipposudoric Acids, Pigments of the Red Sweat of the Hippopotamus,” Takatoshi Matsumoto, Yoko Saikawa, Masaya Nakata, and Kimiko Hashimoto, Chemistry […]
The CERN Choir performed this song about the quest for the Higgs particle (a quest that, reportedly, has very likely succeeded), using the Flanders and Swann tune from a song originally about “Mud, mud, glorious mud…” and a hippopotamus: (Thanks to investigator James Gillies for bringing this to our attention.) BONUS: The Flanders and Swann song:
A classic by Flanders and Swann: