The 18-year losing streak of Japanese baseball team Hanshin Tigers is tied to a popular curse that involved a Colonel Sanders statue. The statue, taken from a local KFC restaurant, was thrown into a canal by fans during their team's 1st and only championship run in the annual Japan Series. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cur…
After denied rights to use "Another One Bites the Dust" for Rocky III, Sylvester Stallone hired Survivor to write an original song instead, which turned out to be "Eye Of The Tiger" societyofrock.com/the-one…
The lion roars in β€˜The Lion King’ were made by tiger roars and Frank Welker with a garbage can. youtu.be/Orv9OJDUnWM
Instead of saying "once upon a time," Korean fantasies usually begin with "back when tigers used to smoke". waywordradio.org/when-tig…
The animal characters in the Jungle Book were named with the Hindi name for what animal they are. And that loosely translated Shere Khan means Tiger King en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
Tigers cannot purr.To show their happiness,tigers squint or close their eyes.They purposefully only do it when they feel comfortable and safe. facts.net/nature/animals/…
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…
A murder investigation took place in 1935 after a tiger shark vomited a severed human arm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Today I learned about Roar [1981], a movie filmed with 150 untrained lions and tigers with no safety precautions, leading to several injuries. The animals were given co-writing credits because they couldn't use the real script all that often since the actors were just terrified and running for their lives. youtu.be/Kd_2pPObxQQ
In a zoo, tigers and lions are fed ice cubes made by freezing the blood known as "bloodsicles." This is done to provide cooling to them in a hot weather. npr.org/2016/07/25/487357…
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…
Today I learned about a tiger shark vomiting an arm which belonged to a man who disappeared a few weeks earlier, and sparked one of the most infamous crime stories in Australia. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Tiger's orange-black skin color works very well as a camouflage in bushes or grass, because their preys are dichromats (red-green blind), like most mammals. royalsocietypublishing.or…
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…
The founder of Crocs turned his house into a sculpture garden of lions, tigers, and dinos atlasobscura.com/places/g…
After shooting the iconic album cover of The Beach Boys β€œPet Sounds” at the San Diego Zoo, they got banned for life after one of the band members supposedly bounced a carrot off a tiger’s head. patch.com/california/san-…
The German Tiger II tank is know as the King Tiger however the Germans actually namned it Bengal Tiger or KΓΆnings Tiger in German en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
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…
In 1956 an F-11 Tiger fighter plane shots itself down because it was faster than the speed of the 20-millimeter cannon rounds it fired moments before it crashes. popularmechanics.com/mili…
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…
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…
The infamous T-Rex roar in 'Jurassic Parkβ€˜ was a composite mix of recorded vocals of a baby elephant’s squeal, an alligator’s gurgle, and a tiger’s snarl. filmschoolrejects.com/how…
Tiger is the national animal of South Korea, despite being an extinct species in Korea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
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…
Today I learned of Operation Tiger, a D-Day landing excercise with live ammunition in England with losses that totaled 749 American sailors and soldiers killed and several hundred more injured. history.com/news/d-days-d…
White Tigers are not albino nor a sub-species of tiger but actually are Bengal tigers with a genetic defect that expresses a different colour. White tigers lack the pigment called pheomelanin, which is found in Bengal tigers with orange fur. wildcatsanctuary.org/the-…
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…
The song "You're the Best" from the Karate Kid was originally written for Rocky 3 but was rejected in favor of "Eye of the Tiger" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
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…
Fangtooth Morays (Aka: Tiger Moray or Bird-Eye Conger) has glasslike, semitransparent teeth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan…
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…
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…
"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…
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…
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…
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…
Tiger Electronics, the original creator of those old Game and Watch-like handheld LCD games, were also the original creators of Furbies. 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…
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…
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…
Tiger Moths can beat their wings in a way that noise cancels a hunting bat's echolocation attempts to find it. scientificamerican.com/ar…
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…

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