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Hippos Can’t Swim

Fun Fact of the Day submitted by a viewer, thank you Sage – hippos love the water but don’t float so just bounce along the bottom until the water gets shallow enough that they can pop out the other side.

Luckily for them, they can hold their breath for around five minutes and can even sleep underwater, using a reflex that allows them to bob to the surface, take a breath, and then sink back down without waking up.

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