So where did your company name, Hippos Eating Alligators, come from?!! I get this question quite often... so here is the very long and I'm sorry to say... not terribly exciting story. I
came up with Hippos Eating Alligators when I was 18 or so. I was
making earrings out of shrinky dinks (remember these?)... and selling
them in Austin, TX. One of my favorite designs was a hippo attacking
an alligator. This design was inspired by a show I saw on TV (probably
National Geographic) where a hippo attacked what I thought was an
alligator (of course it was actually a crocodile...I was young). Well,
I had no idea that hippos were so aggressive... I thought hippos were
quiet and even nice... I mean they are vegetarians after all... why would they attack
another animal?! Hee hee! Well, when I needed to come up with a
company name... I thought Hippos Eating Alligators was PERFECT!
Perhaps I felt the need to spread the word that hippos are not nice
animals - beware! Honestly, it was a long time ago, I can't for the life of me remember why I thought
it was such a great idea... which is kind of funny... ahh to be young
and silly! and well the name just stuck... a little over 20 years now! The
best part is oddly enough it's a name that people seem to remember...
so this crazy name... has been wonderful for my little business!
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