Today I learned of the "Pink Panthers," an international gang of ex-soldiers reponsible for stealing almost $1 billion in jewelry. They were most active in the 2000s, and have used disguises, tear gas, and even speedboats in their heists. jewellermagazine.com/Arti…
Leopards and Panthers are the same animal, Panthers are just melanistic differencebetween.net/sci…
In order to keep the 1st generation Camaro's introduction a secret, journalists were invited to its introduction with cryptic messages from the "Society for the Eradication of Panthers from the Automotive World" instead of direct information. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
A cougar has over 80 different names including: mountain lion, panther and puma! animals.howstuffworks.com…
Leaders of the Black Panther Party were "neutralized" (murdered, imprisoned, publicly humiliated or falsely charged with crimes) by COINTELPRO, a series of illegal FBI operations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COI…
The pink panther cartoon show was created due to the success of the character in the opening credits of The pink Panther films en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
Zoologist Francis Buckland kept the remains of a cat under his bed at Winchester College, dug up and ate a dead panther from a zoo (declaring the meat "not very good"), and took his pet bear Tigleth Pileser to a meeting at Oxford University dressed in a cap and gown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Tupac's godmother, Assata Shakur, was a Black Panther, Black Liberation Army member, revolutionary and bank robber. She was convicted for the murder of a police officer, escaped prison, found asylum in Cuba, and is still alive with a 2 million dollar American bounty on her head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ass…
Chadwick Boseman was accepted into a prestigious summer theater program at Oxford University, but couldn't afford to go. He secured funding through a private benefactor, who turned out to be Denzel Washington. Over 20 yrs later Chadwick thanked him in person at the premiere of "Black Panther." cnbc.com/2018/03/02/denze…
Ted Williams, baseball hall of famer, last to hit .400 in a season, flew fighter jets in the Korean War. He survived a belly landing that enflamed his F9F Panther, and half of his missions he flew as John Glenn’s (first American to orbit earth) wingman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted…
Panthers are not their own species, but rather " melanistic colour variant of any Panthera, particularly of the leopard (P. pardus) in Asia and Africa, and the jaguar (P. onca) in the Americas." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Today I learned of Dorothy Steel, the 91 yr old who made her big film acting debut as merchant tribal elder, who advises Chadwick Boseman's character in Marvel's "Black Panther." She sent in her audition tape and Marvel exec's said "Who is that old lady? We want her." She began her acting career at 88. wsbtv.com/news/local/amon…
Tigers are in the same subfamily as panthers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Today I learned about the Pink Panthers, an international group of jewelry thieves responsible for up to US$500 million in jewelry thefts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
The Black Panther MARVEL comics are not named after the Black Panther Party from the 1960's. In fact, the comics are three months older than the party. wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_…
In 1998 the Carolina Panthers needed a safety. They moved Ryan Sutter from the practice squad to the active roster. On the opening kickoff he went for a tackle, severely injuring his shoulder, playing only 5 seconds. He never played in the NFL again making his career the shortest in NFL history. portablepress.com/blog/20…
Today I learned of elder rights activist Maggie Kuhn who founded the activist group Gray Panthers. She advocated for intergenerational housing, opposed the Vietnam War, attempted to reduce the taboo surrounding the sexualities of older people, and believed teenagers should have more societal responsibility. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
A 78 year old German man was caught hiding a working Panther tank and an 88mm Anti-aircraft gun in his basement. Prosecutors were originally looking for stolen Nazi art. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
In Africa and Asia, Panthers are black Leopards, whereas in the Americas, they are black Jaguars. Accordingly, Panthers are not actually a separate (or single) species at all, but melanistic variations of different big cats. nationalgeographic.co.uk/…
The superhero Black Panther predates the founding of the Black Panther Party, and Marvel even changed the name for a while to "Black Leopard" in order to avoid confusion en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
In 2005 two Carolina Panthers cheerleaders got busted for having sex with each other in a bar bathroom in Tampa and punching a woman who complained they were taking too long. espn.com/nfl/news/story?i…
Tupac Amaru Shakur's mother was a black panther activist who named her son after an Incan ruler who, in the late 1700s, lead the largest rebellion in Spanish Colonial history. The rebellion was unfortunately unsuccessful and he died as a consequence. nndb.com/people/548/00002…
The panther is not a species of its own. Panthers in Africa and Asia are simply melanistic leopards, while panthers in the Americas are melanistic jaguars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
The first fan hit by a puck at the Florida Panthers’ current arena was a 5-year-old Ariana Grande articles.sun-sentinel.com…
Cats can have Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, a virus closely resembling HIV and can lead to an AIDS-like state in domestic cats, it also infects others felines such as lions and panthers in the wild, although not as severe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fel…
The second Pink Panther film (A Shot in the Dark) is an adaptation of a French play that had nothing to do with the Pink Panther movie. The main character was replaced by Inspector Clouseau after the success of The Pink Panther. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%2…
T.V. Lamps were created in the 1950s to prevent eye strain from watching T.V. These lamps were typically ceramic or plastic and cast a low, soft light to the wall behind the T.V. They came in all shapes and sizes, and one of the most popular lamps was a black panther. flipclockfans.com/forum/a…
Today I learned of American actress Jean Seberg, who became a target of the FBI's COINTELPRO project for giving donations to the Black Panther Party while living in France in the 1960s. Defamed, libeled, stalked, and blacklisted, she miscarried and later committed suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
Black panthers are actually not a real species, but a melanistic color variant of any Panthera species. Black panthers in Asia and Africa are leopards, while black panthers in the Americas are jaguars breakingitdown.co.uk/natu…
The black panther is not a species but a melanistic (opposite to albinistic) jaguar or leopard en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Richard Aoki was a Japanese/American raised in an internment camp and later became a Field Marshal of the Black Panther Party; active as weapons expert and armorer. After his 'suicide' it was learned he was an FBI informant since joining the US military. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Today I learned of LBJ's federal War on Poverty, which encouraged and funded local participatory democracy and grassroots organizing efforts. Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton's engagement in these programs led them to found the Black Panther Party. journals.openedition.org/…
The terms cougar, mountain lion, puma, and panther all refer to the same animal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cou…
Michigan is the Algonquin word for 'Big Cat' which is a reference to the Iroquoian water deity known as 'Blue Panther'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Today I learned of Edward Stuart Baker, a man who survived a panther attack by shoving his left arm down its throat. Despite losing his arm, he remained a formidable tennis player and even won a local tournament several years later. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/d…
Panthers are not a species, Panther is just the name given to any melanistic (dark or black) big cat e.g. black jaguars. nerdist.com/black-panther…
Panthers are not a real species, they are jaguars and leopards who have melanism, which is the opposite of albinism. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B…
When Marvel was attempting to create their own independent studio, they used their own IPs (Captain America, The Avengers, Nick Fury, Black Panther ect...) as collateral. If the MCU failed, Merrill Lynch would have ended up owning these characters. screencrush.com/marvel-ba…
The Carolina Panthers' stadium sits on top of the site of the city's first documented lynching. charlotteobserver.com/spo…
Lions, tigers, panthers and leopards are all part of the same genus and can interbreed with one another. actforlibraries.org/are-l…
The animated cartoon of Pink Panther were originally from the live action movie about pink diamond. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The richest superhero is actually Black Panther, who has an estimated of $500 billion, whereas Tony Stark is worth $100 billion and Bruce Wayne $80 billion robot6.comicbookresources…
In 1969 the FBI and Chicago police drugged and assassinated Fred Hampton, a 21 year old Black Panther leader en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Arianna Grande was the first fan ever hit by a hockey puck at the Florida Panthers’s arena... she was also the first fan to drive in its Zamboni sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-…
In 1969 after being told the SF Black Panthers were "engaged primarily in feeding breakfast to children" Hoover's reply implied the agent's career would be helped by supplying evidence they were "a violence-prone organization seeking to overthrow the Government by revolutionary means". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COI…
Leonard Bernstein and his wife were major Black Panther supporters and in 1970 threw a party to fundraise 21 Black Panther members’ legal defense. bbc.co.uk/programmes/arti…
Danai Gurira of "The Walking Dead" and "Black Panther" is also an acclaimed playwright. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan…
The Pink Panthers, a group of international jewel thieves, have committed 341 robberies in 35 different countries, and successfully gotten away with nearly half a billion dollars worth of jewels. theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
In response to an interview where Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, was asked what white people could do to support the Black Panthers, he replied that they could form a White Panther Party. The WPP was founded thereafter. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Black panthers are just the melanistic (opposite of albinism) color variant of leopards and jaguars and not an independent species en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…

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