Hippo Eats Dwarf

Front Cover
Penguin Books Limited, Jul 31, 2006 - Humor - 288 pages
- Meat harvested from genetically-engineered trees - Huge mutant cats roam the land - Haunted kitchen appliances auctioned on eBay - Cell phones implanted in teeth - Bonsai kittens - Human-flavoured tofu Or is this all a load of bull? In a world of elaborate advertising ploys, lip synching, breast implants, political doublespeak, and staged reality shows, it's often impossible to know the real from the fake. Don't be a victim of today's Misinformation Age! Read Hippo Eats Dwarf, the essential field guide to life, death, eBay and everything in between. Includes case files, reality checks, definitions, and mesmerizing doctored photos.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - dtw42 - LibraryThing

Interesting and light-hearted, but not as coherently structured as Boese's other book, "Elephants on Acid". Here, although the stories are separated thematically into chapters ("Food", "Email", "The ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - sanddancer - LibraryThing

The title is taken from an often reported but untrue story about a hippo in a circus swalling a dwarf which the audience mistakes for part of the act. This story is the introduction to hoaxes, urban ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2006)

Recognized as a hoaxpert by CNN and the New York Times, among others, Alex Boese holds a masters degree in the history of science from the University of California. He is the author of the international bestseller Museum of Hoaxes and the creator and curator of www.museumofhoaxes.com .

Bibliographic information