The hippopotamus is, next to the elephants, the heaviest of all land mammals. It may weigh as much as 8,000 pounds. It is also a close relative of the pig.
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During his entire 47 years in government, Herbert Hoover turned over each of his Federal salary checks to charity. He had become independently wealthy before entering politics.