In northern Thailand a midget was swallowed a midget in a circus act gone wrong. Well,the largest thing ever eaten by a green anaconda was a hippo.. There are no recorded cases of a human ever been eaten by a humpback whale. Has it ever been fired?
Everyone's heard an urban myth - those stories that definitely happened to a friend of a friend of a friend, or their neighbour's cousin's wife. But more astonishing than the outlandishness of the tales is that, just occasionally, one turns out to be true. Now historian Alex Boese has collected the best, and worst, urban myths together in a new book. But can you tell if the following are fact or fiction?
Hippo Eats Dwarf is the title of a hoax news article which claims that a dwarf was accidentally eaten by a hippopotamus. The urban legend has been circulating via the internet since the mids. The story goes that a freak accident occurred at a circus during an act involving a dwarf bouncing on a trampoline. The dwarf jumped sideways off the trampoline just at the moment a hippopotamus had decided to yawn.