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Hippo cart. California, 1924  {“Lotus, a circus hippopotamus enjoying winter quarters in California, was taught to haul a two-wheeled cart. A V-shaped tongue attached to a broad band around the creature’s back made traces unnecessary. A bridle of strong leather with the reins attached to the jaws completed the harness, and aided in directing the 'river horse' which seemed to enjoy its 'stunt' as it walked to its pool and back.”}    [:

Circus hippo pulling a cart, 1924 It is not often that one sees a hippo-drawn carriage 90 years after this photo was taken. The Barnes circus had this hippopotamus named Lotus, who doesn't look all that happy to be harnessed to the cart behind her.

Some people are just like coffee....dark...overrated...and WAY too bitter for me.

Is it a bird? is it a man? is it a plane? it's a chicken man! Incredibly bizarre vintage halloween costume/ I think I've seen it all.

For this special occasion, this hound splurges on a blow-out. | 37 Dogs Beating You At Valentine's Day

Community Post: 30 Pictures Of Dogs Beating You At Valentine's Day

harvestheart: “ ikilledjackjohnson: “Hairdresser’s Hot Dog, by John Drysdale, 1960 ” HH: Family Day at the Salon.

go ahead, try and figure this one out.

Dog walking down city street with mannequin leg in its mouth in black and white photo.

1905  “Tommy Atkins.” The name being a sort of generic, John-Doe-type moniker for a British soldier.   (via Shorpy)

Tommy Atkins (the name being a sort of generic, John-Doe-type moniker for a British soldier), (Photo by Detroit Publishing Company)

Pig rider, 1930s. That's a BIG, ugly hog!

Farm Animal Sounds for Children! Real Animal Sounds Video for Kids! Learn real farm animal sounds and names with Old MacDonald! This funny farm animal .

"The dogs on leashes were not much bother, but in the warm late-autumn air a great many masters, out for a digestive or perhaps a merely meditative stroll after church-and-dinner (with the traditional Sunday treat of cakes from the pastry shop at the corner),had loosened not only their belts but their dicipline, and as everybody knows, lower-class animals if given an inch will take a mile." M.F.K.Fisher, 'THE BOSS DOG'(1991)

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