November 19, 2017
June 21, 2015
#apps4TO Kicks Off + the week in TO innovation and biz:
Microbiz of the Weekend: Pizza Rovente
June 18, 2015
Amy Schumer, and a long winter nap.
October 30, 2014
Vice and Rogers are partnering to bring a Vice TV network to Canada
John Tory gets a parody Twitter account
The North American house hippo lives on in a line of adorable t-shirts
Believe.

Those of a certain age may fondly remember the North American house hippo.

This imaginary household hippopotamus made its debut on Canadian television in 1999. Unlike its flesh and blood cousins in Africa, it nested in dryer lint and subsisted bread crumbs, and was created with the sole intention of teaching children not to believe everything they see and hear on television.

For some, the fact the house hippo was fake turned out to be a crushing blow. However, it now lives on in a fabulous line of t-shirts.

Local artists Kevin Bracken and Marie Poliak are the two responsible for the t-shirts, which they decided to create after posting about the house hippo on their Tumblr blog, What’s Different in Canada. Speaking of Bracken, he’s also throwing a post-election party this Monday outside of City Hall.

Check out the t-shirts here.


____
Igor Bonifacic is the managing editor of Toronto Standard. Follow him on Twitter.

For more, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our newsletter.

  • TOP STORIES
  • MOST COMMENTED
  • RECENT
  • No article found.
  • By TS Editors
    October 31st, 2014
    Uncategorized A note on the future of Toronto Standard
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 30th, 2014
    Culture Vice and Rogers are partnering to bring a Vice TV network to Canada
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 30th, 2014
    Editors Pick John Tory gets a parody Twitter account
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    October 29th, 2014
    Culture Marvel marks National Cat Day with a series of cats dressed up as its iconic superheroes
    Read More

    SOCIETY SNAPS

    Society Snaps: Eric S. Margolis Foundation Launch

    Kristin Davis moved Toronto's philanthroists to tears ... then sent them all home with a baby elephant - Read More