Yesterday one of my Twitter friends (hi @BluePlasticJess!) was having a bad day and started posting pictures of baby hippos in an attempt to cheer herself up. I have seen baby hippos before, but for some reason it never really dawned on me that they are JESUS CHRIST SO ADORABLE. Which they are. They basically look like little balls of squishable clay with ears. I want to put them in my mouth. Just, the whole thing. But since I can't (which leads me to question the wisdom of my life choices so far), I just drew one instead. If I were in charge of Doing Science, baby hippos would be classified as one of the following:
And they would spend most of their time either nudging things with their little rubbery noses or rehearsing a ballet set to Dance of the Hours.
(These are all solid reasons why I am NOT in charge of Doing Science.)
(Also, I am not sure why I always want hippos to be purple. I wanted to blame it on Fantasia - one of our nation's finest examples of Hippos in Cinema - but when I went back to check it appears they were not purple at all. You're off the hook, Fantasia. THIS TIME.)
ANYWAY. I think I would like to do more of these, they are fun little warm-ups. So if anyone wants to see an Accurate Scientific Depiction of something, let me know. I will do no research whatsoever and probably make it the wrong color. SCIENCE!