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…
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…
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…
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…
Mosquitoes are the WORLD'S DEADLIEST ANIMAL, not tigers or sharks freethink.com/articles/mo…
In 1935 a recently caught tiger shark at a Sydney aquarium regurgitated a human arm. The police were able to identify the owner of the arm and launch a murder investigation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur. The stripes are like fingerprints and no two tigers have the same pattern. nationalgeographic.com.au…
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…
Ants eat more meat than lions, tigers and wolves combined time.com/3955673/ant-man-…
In 1952, Tony the Tiger won a popularity contest against three other characters β€” Katy the Kangaroo, Elmo the Elephant, and Newt the Gnu β€” to become the new Frosted Flakes mascot. insider.com/frosted-flake…
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…
9 of 10 of the teams in the Korean Baseball League are named after the companies that own them, such as the Kia Tigers and the LG Twins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KBO…
The first 100,000 pressings of Tiger Woods 99 for the PlayStation contained an Easter egg a QuickTime file titled ZZDUMMY.DAT. When played, it is a VHS recording of Jesus vs. Santa by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, commonly recognized as a precursor to South Park. wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_…
Today I learned of Roar, a 1981 wildlife film infamous for its troubled production. Over 70 cast and crew were injured, 15 lions and tigers escaped, 3 had to be shot, and $3 million worth of sets and equipment were destroyed when a dam collapsed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roa…
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…
Today I learned there are more Tigers in captivity in the πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ US, than in the wild. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Lions still live in their natural habitat in India. There are an estimated 650 lions living in Gir National Park. This makes India the only country where lions and tigers could theoretically meet in the wild. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gir…
In traditional Chinese medicine, a tiger penis is said to have important therapeutic properties. The penis of a tiger when consumed is said to be a potent aphrodisiac and an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction. However, there is no scientific evidence to support this. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
A "curse" was placed on the Hanshin Tigers baseball team when they threw a Colonel Sanders statue into a Dotonbori River to celebrate their 1985 Japan Championship Series win, causing them to lose every championship after that from 1985 to present. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cur…
Today I learned about Ligertown, an incident in Idaho where about 50 sheriff’s deputies, SWAT teams, Fish and Game officers and Idaho State troopers killed 15 lions whose escape from a chicken wire-enclosed game compound for lions, tigers and crossbred "ligersβ€³ forced parents to keep their children indoors. spokesman.com/stories/199…
Wild tigers never lived in Africa. As part of the Felidae family (lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, etc), these cats share a common ancestor that originated from Africa. A common theory is that one branch of this family migrated to Asia nearly 2 million years ago, evolving into tigers. thegreatprojects.com/blog…
During the Vietnam War, the CIA deployed fake tiger droppings with seismic transmitters in them to track the enemy’s location. It could differentiate between animal, person or vehicle from up to 300m away. cia.gov/news-information/…
It is estimated that at least 373,000 people have died due to tiger attacks between 1800 and 2009 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
Tiger Woods has 20 holes in one, and 19 of those were before the 2000s youtube.com/watch?v=ZBowh…
Today I learned of Joe Ekins, a Sherman Firefly gunner, who had never fired his gun in combat before, destroyed 3 Tiger tanks in 12 minutes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
The PGA players tour trophy is 24k gold and designed by merging the faces of the 38 different winners including Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus golfdigest.com/story/play…
Today I learned of the Dragon tiger phoenix dish which contains snake, cat and chicken meat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dra…
The crew manual for the WW2 German Tiger Tank was a comic book. darkroastedblend.com/2007…
Sand tiger embryos will consume their siblings before being born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
There are more captive tigers in the US than wild ones in the rest of the world. There are as many as 7,000 tigers living in the US either in zoos or privately owned, according to some estimates. That's nearly double the estimated 3,890 tigers still prowling in the wild around the world. bbc.com/news/world-us-can…
Tigers are in the same subfamily as panthers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
In 2018, Indian authorities used the perfume Obsession by Calvin Klein to attract and trap a wild tiger that had attacked and killed more than a dozen people. npr.org/2018/10/14/657238…
Baby sand tiger sharks devour their siblings in the womb. The largest, usually the earliest, embryo devours the others, until only two dominant embryos are left. Female sand tiger sharks’ mate with multiple males and the babies will then compete in the womb to be born. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Tigers can have eye spots on their back to confuse prey when they are vulnerable, for example, drinking water boredpanda.com/tigers-eye…
The number of tigers in Bangladesh has increased by eight in the last three years, which is only 8%. At the same time, the number of tigers in India has increased by 741 dhakatribune.com/banglade…
The singer of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" was also the voice of Frosted Flakes mascot Tony The Tiger en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thu…
The first tiger shark to hatch inside it's mother's uterus eats all the other embryos, and at least one scientist has been bitten by unwisely sticking a finger in a pregnant tiger shark's uterus nationalgeographic.com/sc…
If a male lion and female tiger mate you get a Liger, however if you mate a female lion and male tiger you get a Tigon wikipedia.org/wiki/Tigon
, Calvin Klein's cologne 'Obsession' can draw big cats like Tigers, Jaguars etc from as far as half a mile, who then proceed to taking long sniffs and cuddling against the source, savouring the smell much longer than they savour even their meals blogs.discovermagazine.co…
The kingpin of Los Zetas, Heriberto Lazcano, would order have a victim executed, cleaned, and shaved before ordering that their flesh (especially the buttocks) be prepared as part of a tamale. He was also notorious for feeding victims to the lions and tigers he kept on his ranch. news.com.au/world/south-a…
Saturns' moon Enceladus has fissures known as "tiger stripes". The Southern region of Enceladus spew icy jets of water that are affected by Saturns gravitational pull, liquid freezes on contact with cold temperatures of space. solarsystem.nasa.gov/reso…
A man, Zhan, did not want to pay for a ticket to get into the zoo. Instead of buying a ticket, like his family did, he decided to scale a wall to get in. He ended up in a tiger enclosure and was promptly mauled to death while onlookers watched and recorded video of it. telegraph.co.uk/news/2017…
Tigers have false eyes on the back of their ears to stop predators from attacking them. mymodernmet.com/tiger-eye…
Tony the Tiger was constantly being bombarded with tweets, from furies that are begging for Tony to please them, that may have drove him off Twitter. huffpost.com/entry/tony-t…
The Power of Sleep particularly for elite athletes. Roger Federer sleeps 12 hours a day. Usain Bolt 9-10 hrs a day. Le Bron James also sleeps 12 hours. For a long time, while he was struggling with his form, Tiger Woods had a sleep disorder. tennisworldusa.org/tennis…
Tiger blood flavoring is a mixture of watermelon, strawberry and a small hint of coconut. hawaiianshavedice.com/tig…
Today I learned about the last place on earth where orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers still live together in the wild - the Leuser ecosystem in Indonesia. It spans 6 million acres (about 3 times the size of Yellowstone). And it’s heavily endangered from deforestation & human activities/encroachment en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leu…
Amur (Siberian) tigers regularly prey on young bears and sub-adult brown bears. Reports of preying on fully grown small female adult Ussuri brown bears by a big male tiger are common as well. Certain tigers have been reported to imitate the calls of Asian black bears to attract them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sib…
In 1997, a poacher wounded a tiger and stole part of its kill. The tiger found the poacher's cabin, destroyed his belongings, waited at least half a day for him to return, then killed and ate him. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Female sand tiger sharks mate with several males and their offspring devour each other in utero until only one remains and is born the victor and then the mother immediately abandons them npr.org/2013/05/02/180635…
Dead Space was built on a modified Tiger Woods PGA Tour engine. pcgamer.com/uk/dead-space…
Today I learned that the largest tank ever designed, the Maus, had a turret that weighed more than a fully loaded Tiger 1 tank, or 55 tons. youtu.be/GaY8SLMoy-4?t=24…
Thousands of tigers are kept as pets in Texas, making it the 2nd largest population of the endagered species in the world, after India. dw.com/en/tigers-prowl-te…
The same deep-voiced voice actor who sang "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" was also the original voice of Tony The Tiger omaha.com/go/movies/the-s…
The word "amok" in "running amok" is actually taken from Southeast Asian culture, referring to the belief that an evil tiger spirit would enter one's body and cause them to go on a sudden, unprovoked violent rampage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Run…
A WW2 B-29 crewman named Raymond Halloran was shot down and captured, while on a bombing raid on Japan. Halloran was then taken to the Ueno Zoo, where he was displayed in a tiger cage completely naked, for public viewing. haphalloran.com/autobiogr…
Frank Goldsmith, Jr., a Titanic survivor who later lived near Navin Field (Tiger Stadium) in Detroit, never took his children to baseball games because the roar of the crowd reminded him of the screams of people dying in the freezing water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
In 2004, Disney made a movie where a little girl goes on a tiger cruise with her father in the Navy and ends up being on the aircraft carrier as the 9/11 attacks occur. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
Several species of tiger moth produce an ultrasonic click capable of 'jamming' bat sonar. Researchers noticed that bats caught clicking moths 20% of the time but once the organ that produces the clicks was removed the figure rose to nearly 100% nationalgeographic.com/sc…
In 2003 WB approached Tony Hawk to make Skate Jam, a skater-themed sequel to Space Jam, but it was cancelled after Looney Tunes: Back in Action bombed. It was one of several sequel ideas, including Spy Jam (starring Jackie Chan), Race Jam (starring Jeff Gordon), and a film with Tiger Woods. slashfilm.com/space-jam-s…
It's legal to own exotic pets like bears, Lions, as tigers in Nevada, Wisconsin, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina.... And Texas. cheatsheet.com/culture/ex…
The Tiger Moth, Bertholdia trigona, clicks its tymbals 4500 times a second in order to disrupt the echolocation of bats. npr.org/templates/story/s…
The Tiger Tail ice cream flavour is pretty much exclusively found in Canada. It is orange flavoured with stripes of black licorice. Its a controversial flavour in Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
Today I learned about the "Golden Tabby" tiger. A extremely rare type of tiger that does not have the distinctive black stripes. Only about 30 are left in the world. tigerfriends.com/tigers.h…
Tigers can, and will, take revenge on those who have wronged them. They are one of the most vengeful animals on the planet. npr.org/templates/story/s…
China had a tiger population of more than 4000 in the 1950s, which is believed to be extinct in the wild since 2001. They were killed off when the government labelled them as pests. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
The F-11 Tiger, a supersonic jet fighter, was the first plane to shoot itself down. The pilot shot two bursts, and when he was descending, his plane was hit by its own bullets, forcing the pilot to crash-land. He survived. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gru…
Tony the Tiger is part of an Italian-American family. He's got a mother named "Mama Tony", wife "Mrs. Tony", son "Tony Jr." and a daughter called "Antoinette". characters.fandom.com/wik…
Tiger's coat pattern is still visible when it is shaved. This is not due to skin pigmentation, but to the stubble and hair follicles embedded in the skin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
There are no tigers in Africa thegreatprojects.com/blog…
London Zoo's male Sumatran tiger Asim was said to be a 'confident cat known for being affectionate with the ladies'. Ironically, when he met his new mate, the Zoo's resident female tiger Melati...he killed her. theguardian.com/world/201…
Josephoartigasia monesi is the largest known rodent species to ever live. It lived from about 4 to 2 million years ago, and on average had a body length of 3m (10ft),a height of 1.5m (5ft), a body weight of 900kg (2000lb), and a bite three times as powerful as that of modern day tigers. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Iran's last known tigers had occurred in the area of Golestan National Park before 1960. The fauna is still very rich and consists of Persian leopards, Indian wolves, brown bear, Jackal, wild boars, and deers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
A Sand Tiger Shark embryo will develop teeth and eat its weaker siblings, to ensure only the strongest are born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
The use of Tiger Penis as an aphrodisiac has decreased among older Chinese men because they found Viagra more effective en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
According to scientists the South China Tiger is "functionally extinct" as one has not been spotted in the wild for over 25 Years, however a banker known as Stuart Bray has 19 of them held in captivity at the Laohu Valley Reserve in South Africa. bloomberg.com/features/20…
Ligers [Lion+Tiger hybrids] aren't sterile. In fact, there's a 2nd gen hybrid species called Liligers, which are bred from a female Liger and a male Lion. While ligers often inherit the sandy coloring and stripes of its parentage, liligers often develop rosettes similar to a leopard. ligerworld.com/liliger.ht…
Catnip also works on bigger cats such as lions and tigers readersdigest.ca/home-gar…
Today I learned of the Champawat Tiger, responsible for an estimated 436 deaths in India in the late 19th and early 20th century. The Bengal tigress is in the Guinness book of records. wikipedia.org/wiki/Champa…
Tiger Woods' real name is Eldrick Tont Woods wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_…
'You're the Best', the song from The Karate Kid, was originally written for Rocky 3 but ultimately rejected and replaced by 'Eye Of The Tiger'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
A tiger is heavily favored in a fight with a lion and a tiger once killed a lion with a single paw swipe at a zoo in Turkey smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Despite how we call ourselves "Super Predators", humans are only 2.2 on the Trophic Level while Polar Bears, Tigers, Killer Whales, etc. are a 5. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
In 1944, Exercise Tiger, was a rehearsals for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Coordination and communication problems resulted in friendly fire deaths during the exercise, and an Allied convoy positioning itself for the landing was attacked by E-boats. Causing 746 dead and 200 wounded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe…
Tiger Woods holds 17 Guinness World Records, behind only Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps for the most of any athlete within one discipline. Truly one of the most dominant athletes ever. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
Dylan McWilliams, a 20 year-old from colorado, survived a bear attack, a tiger shark attack, and a rattlesnake attack in his lifetime. "I still go hiking, I still catch rattlesnakes, and I will still swim in the ocean" bbc.com/news/amp/world-us…
The term β€œDrone” originates from the use of the DeHavilland Tiger Moth as a gunnery target. In this configuration, it was known as the Queen Bee - The mother of all drones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_…
In 1981, Mr. Rogers convinced a NPR Correspondent to host Roger's special show about divorce & children by calling them in the voice of Daniel Tiger to allay the correspondent's fears about hosting the show. mentalfloss.com/article/4…
In late 19th Century a fight was organized between a Barbary Lion and a Bengal Tiger in an Amphitheater in India. The Tiger won. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
Today I learned of the Curse of the Colonel. After winning the Japan series for the first time Hanshin Tigers fans threw a statue of Colonel Sanders into the river off the Ebisubashi bridge in Osaka. Many fans believed this caused the team to go 18 years with only one winning record. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur honesttopaws.com/tigers-c…
Tigers' pitcher Mickey Lolich was called to active duty in the Michigan Air National Guard to help quell the 1967 Detroit Riot. He faced death threats upon returning and the FBI placed snipers on the stadium rood to monitor his next two starts. The next year, he won World Series MVP en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Today I learned of the 2015 flood which occurred in Georgia. It caused significant damage to the capital city's zoo which lead to a hippo escaping and being tranquilized in a city square and a tiger escaping and killing a man. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
The Prince of Baroda arranged a bout between a Bengal Tiger and an Atlas Lion lasting six rounds, ending in the Tiger's victory en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
"Eye Of The Tiger" was created to be the theme for Rocky III because Queen wouldn't give Sylvester Stallone the rights to use "Another One Bites The Dust" guitarworld.com/features/…
There are more Tigers in American backyards than in the wild worldwildlife.org/stories…
Lions and tigers don't hork up hairballs nationalgeographic.com/ne…
There are more tigers in Texas than in the wild globally theguardian.com/environme…
July 23, 2000, Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to win a complete Grand Slam. At age 24, he held all four modern major championships simultaneously :the U.S. Open, The British Open Championship, the PGA Championship and the Masters. He won the British Open that year with a 19 under par. tigerwoods.com/biography/

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