In 1910 there was a "Hippo Bill" which would introduce Hippos into the wetlands of Louisiana to combat invasive water hyacinth and provide meet. It was supported by the Teddy Roosevelt, the USDA, and the "lake cow bacon" was championed in major newspapers It fell just short of passing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
In 1910 there was a bill to introduce hippos to the Louisiana bayous called the β€œAmerican Hippo Bill”. The hippos would consume the invasive water hyacinth and provide a solution to the American meat crisis. The bill fell just short of passing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
Today I learned of the "American Hippo Bill," introduced in 1910 by Representative Robert F. Broussard, which proposed importing hippos from Africa to the bayous of Louisiana. Ideally, the hippos would eat invasive water hyacinth and Americans could integrate hippo meat into their diets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
In 1910 the United States almost introduced wild hippopotami into Louisiana to get rid of water hyacinth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
Today I learned of the "American Hippo Bill," a 1910 plan to introduce hippos to the bayous of Louisiana in order to control populations of water hyacinth (an invasive plant species) and provide a source of meat. The bill fell just short of being passed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
In the early 1900s Congress almost approved funding to ranch hippopotamuses in the Mississippi River to both satiate the nations growing demand for meat and to consume the invasive Japanese water hyacinth plant which was blocking trade routes and killing fish. magazine.atavist.com/amer…
The American Hippo bill of 1910 proposed importing hippos into Louisiana bayous to control invasive water hyacinth and provide meat during a shortage. Supported by Teddy Roosevelt and the USDA, the bill failed to pass by 1 vote. nola.com/movies/index.ssf…
Congress came close in the early 20th century to fund importation of hippos to feed Americans and combat water hyacinths io9.gizmodo.com/the-remar…
The United States had a plan in 1910 to import and release hippopotamus from Africa into the rivers and bayous of Louisiana whichwould then eat water hyacinth and also solve another serious problem, the American meat crisis. The American Hippo bill nearly passed, but fell one vote short. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eic…
St Hyacinth is the Polish patron saint of Pierogi ampoleagle.com/st-hyacint…
There were plans to build Hippopotamus ranches in America to feed the population while eliminating invasive Water Hyacinth blogs.scientificamerican.…
The record for most rainfall from a single storm is 253 inches, which fell on the island of RΓ©union during Cyclone Hyacinthe in January 1980 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The Stethoscope was invented because French physician Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec felt uncomfortable placing his face on a woman's breasts to listen to her heartbeat mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Geoffrey Hughes (Onslow in 'Keeping up Appearances') was the voice of Paul McCartney in 'Yellow Submarine' bbc.co.uk/news/uk-1903292…
A bill was proposed in 1910 to release hippos into the Louisiana bayous, both as a way to clear out invasive river plants and solve a critical shortage of meat. It was backed by Former President Roosevelt and The New York Times, which praised hippo meat as tasting like "lake cow bacon." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
One of Queen Elizabeth II's 3rd-great-grandmothers was possibly a prostitute, with the wonderful name of "Hyacinthe-Gabrielle Roland" commons.wikimedia.org/wik…
In the 1900's an Adventurer, a conman, and a Louisiana Senator tried to import Hippo's to the regions swamps and waterways. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Poland has a Saint of Pierogies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hya…
In 1910 a bill was introduced to the House that would have authorized the importation and release of hippopotamus into the bayous of Louisiana. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip…
Patricia Routledge left Keeping Up Appearances because she didn't want to be remembered as "the bucket woman." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kee…

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