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What’s in a name?

Better question this morning might be: what’s in a Hippo?

Aphrodite, as it turns out.

I know it’s silly, but I just couldn’t help but laugh at this headline from one of my favorite nerd-pubs, Eureakalert science newswire:

Figurines of Aphrodite from the era of the Roman Empire discovered in Hippos

In Hippos!

I don’t even really care where Hippos is, or why this is news. I just want to picture the grinning ‘potamuses/’potami and wonder how the intrepid discoverers got in there in the first place.