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- By: Jon Mooallem
- Narrated by: Jon Mooallem
- Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
In 1910, the United States - its population exploding, its frontier all but exhausted - was in the throes of a serious meat shortage. But a small and industrious group of thinkers stepped forward with an answer, a bold idea being endorsed by the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and The New York Times. Their plan: to import hippopotamuses to the swamps of Louisiana and convince Americans to eat them.
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- By Douglas on 01-13-14
An interesting bit of American History.
Importing Hippopotamus to america doesn't sound so silly anymore. I was not able to stop listening to this and just decided to do it all at once.