Thursday, February 26, 2015

Human Hungry Hippos

Tanner's clever innovation could be incorporated into a fundraising event at a school, church, or other facility with a basketball court or suitable floor. Human Hungry Hippos could be a mentor-mentee activity amid several others on a particular day. How would you use it?

Giving kudos and credit to Tanner

Original video

"Published on Feb 15, 2015

Hungry Hungry Hippos Human style. 
This was AWESOME! So much fun!"

Music: "Kitten Air" by Scott & Brendo

Trending sources and comments

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 01:32PM
Human hungry hippos, the balloon snatching race!

Wait, that's not how the game's jingle goes? Well, it is now.
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In the classic game "Hungry, Hungry hippos," players each have one hippo, arranged in a square, and they push down a handle to project their hippo's mouths to snatch up marbles from the middle. Its real life counterpart, "human hungry hippos," is a little more chaotic, as shown in the video above.

Instead of marbles there are balloons. Instead of the hippo's mouths, they are snatched up with laundry baskets. Instead of being propelled by handles the "hippos" are controlled by elastic bands. And instead of little plastic hippos lunging toward the middle there are humans on rolling platforms.

What other childhood pastimes could use a real life revamp? Let us know in the comments!

From Yahoo News

By Gwen Breitstein February 24, 2015 1:34 PM Trending Now

"We all played Hungry Hungry Hippos as kids, but now the tabletop game has been given a much-needed upgrade.

Thanks to Tanner Nielson, the classic game has been taken off the dining room table and moved into a gym for a human version aptly titled 'Human Hungry Hippos.'

Nielson posted a clip of the large-scale Hungry Hungry Hippos human-style to YouTube, and the video has all of us viewers anxious to give the game a try. 

All you need to play is an empty gym, balloons, plastic laundry baskets, a few dollies and enough bungee cords to go around.

And don’t forget a helmet: Safety first! 

Next we would like someone to create a life-size version of Candy Land."

[Don't forget the GoPro camera and cell phones to record the action! Also, the "dollies," commonly used in physical education classes, are scooters with swivel casters, but you could make your own.]

Ret. 2-26-15

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