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Hippo, it's what's for dinner

---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.06
      Title: Roasted Hippopotamus Marrow
 Categories: Main dish
      Yield: 35 Servings
      1    Hippopotamus, average adult
      1    Largish pile of root
           vegetables such as turnips
           and ensete
      1    Smaller pile of fresh fruits
           and fried insects for garnish 
  Slaughter and butcher the hippopotamus. Reserve meat and offal for 
  another use. Render the fat, and reserve it. Built a hot fire 
  of available wood (probably acacia, if you are in hippo
  country), and lay the de-fleshed bones on it. Watch closely.
  While the bones are roasting, clean and slice roots, and sauté in 
  reserved hippo fat. When marrow bubbles from ends of the bones, 
  remove from fire, break open with a stone club, and scoop out
  marrow. Serve with sautéed root vegetables, garnished with fresh 
  seasonal fruits and fried insects or grubs.
  Serves one hunting and gathering group of primitive hominids, 
  about 25-35 adult males, females, and children.


meaning: ten thousand, myriad
五万 == goman == fifty thousand
万事 == banji == everything

Origin uncertain. Henshall suggests remembering it as a 'wrong' variant of 'direction' (方), and as a mnemonic:  'Ten thousand march in wrong direction.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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