Hungry Hungry Humans

Hungry Hungry Humans

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Hungry Hungry Humans refers to a life-size version of the tabletop game "Hungry Hungry Hippos" played using dolly carts, baskets and plastic balls.


"Hungry Hungry Humans" is a variation on the Milton-Bradley tabletop game Hungry Hungry Hippos. Designed in 1967 by toy inventor Fred Kroll, Hungry Hungry Hippos was introduced in 1978.[1] In the game, players collect marbles using one of four colorful, plastic hippopotamuses, operating their mouths and necks with a lever. The player who collects the most marbles using the hippos mouth wins.

On August 28th, 2009, YouTuber Taliver Heath published one of the earliest iterations of Hungry Hungry Humans on the internet. Their video, shown below, in which players at an office carnival booth, play a life-sized version of the tabletop game has received more than 2,500 views.

On April 3rd, 2013, YouTuber animjason published one of the earliest versions of the game in its current form. The video "Hungry Hungry Humans" (shown below) has garnered more than 145,300 views.


On August 23rd, 2016, the YouTube account for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon published a segment from the show entitled "Hungry Hungry Humans with the Final Five and Donald Glover." In the clip, the 2016's USA Olympics gymnastics team and actor and musician Donald Glover play a life-size game of Hungry Hungry Hippos. The video has received more than 1.9 million views.

On October 15th, YouTuber HobbyKidsTV published "BIGGEST Hungry HIPPO Game!" and received more than 2.1 million views.

Between 2015 and 2017, the game became a popular event in school pep rallies and gym classes. On April 14th, 2017, Twitter published a moment, archiving the various "Hungry Hungry Humans" videos on the site.[2]

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External References

[1] Wikipedia – Hungry Hungry Hippos

[2] Twitter – If your school doesn't do Hungry Hungry Humans, it should

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