In 1935, in a newly built Sydney aquarium, a tiger shark vomited a human arm that belonged to a man that went missing recently, which sparked a murder mystery when it was discovered the arm was severed with a knife instead of being bitten off. news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
In 1997 a poacher named Vladimir Markov shot and wounded a tiger and then stole a part of the tiger's kill. The injured tiger staked out Markov's cabin, waited 12-48 hours for Markov to come home and then proceeded to kill him and eat him. wbur.org/npr/129551459/st…
Flying Tiger Flight 66 - a 747 cargo flight - crashed into a hill after its crew mistook ATC request "descend two four zero zero [2400]" for "descend to four zero zero [400]" aviation-safety.net/datab…
Tiger is the national animal of South Korea, despite being an extinct species in Korea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
Taiwan effectively had one party rule by the KMT until 2000, partly because they ushered in an era of economic boom that saw the country become one of the Four Asian Tigers scmp.com/article/981433/w…
Tiger Woods almost ran out of golf balls during the 2nd round of the 2000 US Open because his caddy forgot to pack the balls Tiger was putting with in his hotel room the night before. He finished the round with one ball and went on to win the tournament by a record-setting 15 strokes. golfdigest.com/story/us-o…
A century ago there were 100,000 tigers. Now there are just 3,900 remain in the wild. About 75% of the world's tiger population live in just one country. irishexaminer.com/lifesty…
Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes, never approved a Hobbes plush toy. He said the comic strip is ambiguous as to whether Hobbes is a real tiger or a child's stuffed animal and creating a toy would destroy the magic. It's estimated he lost out on over $300 million in merchandising. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Cheetahs are not considered a big cat because they lack the ability to roar. Cheetahs, the last living member of the Acinonyx genus, lacks the floating hyoid unlike lions, tigers, jaguars, and leopards.(Panthera) cheetah.org/canada/2017/0…
In 2013, a wild male tiger walked right up to a tiger enclosure at a zoo in India. Attracted by a captive female, the zookeepers let him in through a door in the enclosure. He stayed for a month, then escaped by jumping the fence, then returned a few weeks later. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Sand tiger sharks gulp mouthfuls of air to store in their stomachs to keep a neutral buoyancy level while swimming. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Fangtooth Morays (Aka: Tiger Moray or Bird-Eye Conger) has glasslike, semitransparent teeth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan…
After divorcing Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren bought a home but her architect advised her to demolish the structure rather than renovate. She allowed Habitat for Humanity to salvage anything from the property. They later auctioned off items such as a 12' fountain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
King from Tekken is a video game character who is based on a professional wrestler, Tiger King, who is based on a manga character. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
A liger has a male lion as its father and tigress as its mother, while a tigon has a male tiger as its father and a lioness as its mother. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Ustad, or T-24, a wild tiger labelled a man-eater for supposedly killing four men in nine years. Due to his aggressive nature, attributed to multiple sedations for medical concerns, he was placed in captivity to the dismay of many. He is the only tiger ever featured on India Today's cover. ranthamborenationalpark.c…
Today I learned of Hannah Twynnoy, who is believed to be the first person killed by a tiger in Britain after repeatedly annoying the animal at a menagerie set up in the pub she worked at athelstanmuseum.org.uk/ma…
Today I learned about Jim Corbett, a British hunter, tracker, and naturalist who hunted and killed a number of man eating tigers and leopards. One tiger he had killed, the Champawat tiger, had killed an estimated 436 people (the highest number of people killed by a tiger.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
"You're the best Around" by Joe Esposito which was the iconic theme song for the Karate Kid, was originally to be used in Rocky III, before favoring survivor's "Eye of the Tiger", After Queen rejected Stallone's request to use "Another one bites the dust" in the movie. geektyrant.com/news/10-fu…
When practicing for the D-Day landings in "Exercise Tiger" at least 749 Americans were killed by friendly fire and a "wolf pack" of 6 German E-boats who stumbled on the LST ships in the dark. D-Day was nearly called off because 10 officers who knew the exact plans went missing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe…
In Chinese/East Asian culture, the Tiger - not the Lion- is considered the King of all Animals. This is so because it is the biggest land-predator in East Asia, and- more importantly- the markings on its forehead resemble the Chinese character for King/Monarch: "ηŽ‹." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
Today I learned of the last tiger shot in Singapore after entering Raffles Hotel in 1902 rafflessingapore.com/the-…
Today I learned about the Champawat Tiger. A bengal tigress responsible for 436 human deaths and terrorizing a large region in India. In 1907, she was shot and killed by hired big-game hunter Jim Corbett. The hunter deduced that her transition to easier human prey was due to broken teeth from a gun shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Today I learned about the Black tiger. A tiger with the melanistic trait, which gives it more of a black coloring than the traditional orange. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
King George V had two tattoos: a dragon and a tiger representing the East and the West shropshirestar.com/news/u…
Tiger Moths can beat their wings in a way that noise cancels a hunting bat's echolocation attempts to find it. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Eric Goode, the director of Tiger King, is a lifelong conservationist who protected over 65,000 acres of habitat for endangered turtles and tortoises through his his non-profit, the Turtle Conservancy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
In 1861, Japan had an illustrated history of America which depicted, among other things, John Adams stabbing a giant snake, and George Washington punching a Tiger. kottke.org/19/02/a-japane…
Tiger Woods' real name is actually Eldrick Tont Woods and that "Tiger" was a nickname given by his father in honor of a fellow solider and friend with the same nickname biography.com/athlete/tig…
Today I learned about the Curse of the Colonel, an urban legend about why the Japanese baseball team, the Hanshin Tigers, haven't won the championship since 1985. A statue of Colonel Sanders was thrown into a river, during a celebration, and the curse is said to be in place until all of the statue is recovered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cur…
In the early 20th century a single man-eating tiger killed an estimated 436 people in Nepal and northern India over several years, until it was finally shot by a lone hunter nypost.com/2019/02/02/how…
In 1956, F-11 Tiger fighter plane shot itself down because the plane was literally going faster than its own gunfire. navytimes.com/news/your-n…
Siberian Tigers have been known to climb trees to swat at helicopters samryan.net/book/the-tige…
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's father, Elliott, was the younger brother of Theodore Roosevelt. He inherited a fortune and lived the lifestyle of the idle rich, hunting tigers in India, but developed alcoholism and died at 34 from a suicide by jumping out a window en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ell…
Today I learned of Aditya and Poonam Singh, an Indian couple who have been buying acres of farmland around the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve & letting the forest grow back for the past 20 years. mymodernmet.com/tiger-res…
"Eenie meenie miney mo" used to have the n-word in place of "tiger" in it vox.com/2014/5/21/5732258…
Big cats like tigers and cheetahs are attracted to Calvin Klein's Obsession. The Banham Zoo has requested people to drop off their perfumes due to low supplies. The fragrance has also been used in India in 2018 to catch a reported man-eating tiger. bbc.com/news/uk-england-n…
Grizzly Adams, the man upon whose life they based the tv and movie series, had his career ended when he received severe back and spine injuries from a Bengal tiger he was attempting to train for his employers. He went on to be a cobbler. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
There are 7,000 tigers living in the US either in zoos or privately owned, which is nearly double the estimated 3,890 tigers in the wild around the world. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
The VK 45.01 (P) was a prototype heavy tank invented by Porsche in a design contest during World War 2. Also known as the Porsche Tiger, it lost to Henschel & Son's submission which became the Tiger I. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VK_…
Hearst Castle, home of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst, had a private zoo featuring zebras, camels, ostriches, kangaroos, giraffes, lions, tigers, orangutans, an elephant, and more. Most of the animals were later donated or sold, but zebras can still be seen grazing along the highway hearstcastle.org/history-…
The 2014 WW2 Tank movie "Fury" (starring Brad Pitt) was the first time in almost 70 years that an authentic German Tiger 1 tank was used in a feature film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
In 2001, a baby bear, lion, and tiger were rescued from a drug dealers house in Atlanta. They had bonded as a trio and remained friends for over 15 years. Usually as animals grow older, they grow apart from other species, but these three remained close and even lived in the same habitat. huffpost.com/entry/bear-l…
Today I learned about Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft, a voice actor and singer. He is best known for the voice of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes Tony the Tiger, as well as the vocalist for the song β€œYou're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” legacy.com/news/thurl-rav…
The individual animal with the most human kills ever was a tiger from Northern India, which adjusted its hunting strategy to kill people after a tooth injury left it unable to hunt normal prey and was shot after an estimated 436 kills en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The phrase "running amok" comes from a folk sickness in Malay/Indonesian cultures in which a man with no violent history will attempt to kill anyone he encounters in a sudden frenzy. It is thought an evil tiger spirit entered his body, therefore no ill will is held towards the man afterwards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run…
The song "Eenie Meenie Miney Mo" was not originally written with the word "tiger" in it but something much more offensive vox.com/2014/5/21/5732258…
Tigers use their tails to communicate. An upright, slowly wagging tail indicates friendliness, while an outstretched, quickly wagging tail indicates excitement, and a tail that is barely moving and angled towards the ground indicates tenseness en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea has become a unintentional nature preserve. Several rare and endangered species, including the Amur leopard and Siberian tiger have been spotted there. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
Today I learned about Thurl Ravenscroft, the man who voiced Tony the Tiger in the Frosted Flakes commercials ("They're g-r-r-r-eat!") and was the uncredited singer of the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…

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