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These Adopted Cubs Sure Are Talkative

(Video Link) When a tiger mom abandoned her cubs at a Russian zoo, Tallim, a white Swiss Shepherd, stepped in to nurse the cubs and serve as their surrogate mother. Let’s just hope the job came with some ear plugs. Via Cute Overload

Link Latte 191

#191 – Week of November 7, 2012 Here’s who should’ve been elected – [The Hero!] Amazing List of Disney’s Historic Failures – [interesting] Spaceship House Built Outside Moscow – [pics, transl.] Stunning Surreal Art: Igor Morski – [wow art] Have fun exploding nuclear bombs & supervolcanoes – [cool site] SuperStratos: Impressive Huge Futuristic Plane – [scifi art] Super-Bizarre Flower Structures – [futurism [...]

Food on My Dog

Oh, humiliation – they name is … Food on My Dog, a Tumblr blog by Andrew J. Small, featuring his dog Tiger (who, on the plus side, gets to eat most of the food that got put on her [...]

Tank Slippers

Want to wrap your cold feet in a Tiger 1 Panzer tank? Amagurimi maker Miligurumis will put you in business! You do the crocheting yourself, with the pattern sold at Etsy. Or if you wait, she might make some for you to buy, but they will be in high demand when that happens. Link -via [...]

The First Tarzan Yell

(YouTube link) This clip is from the 1929 film Tarzan the Tiger. It was not the first Tarzan film, but the first with sound. Frank Merrill did his best to illustrate vocally what Edgar Rice Burroughs had written about. The final product sounds totally lame to our ears, after decades of hearing Johnny Weissmuller’s iconic yodel. [...]

The Disputed History of the Tarzan Yell

Johnny Weissmuller made it famous. Carol Burnett made it funny. But the origin of Hollywood’s iconic jungle cry is shrouded in mystery. Getty Images Back in 1932, in movie theaters across the country, the actor Johnny Weissmuller stood high on a cliff and let fly with a savage cry, roughly translated as “Aah-eeh-ah-eeh-aaaaaah-eeh-ah-eeh-aaaaah!” The Tarzan yell has long [...]

Tiger Tug: Tug of War with a Tiger

Photo: Busch Gardens Zoo Think you’re stronger than a tiger? Test your strength by playing a tug of war with a full-grown tiger at the Busch Gardens: Link

Every Product Billy Mays Ever Pitched

Billy Mays, America’s favorite infomercial star, died three years ago today. He began his career selling the WashMatik, a car-washing brush that siphoned water through the bristles without electricity. He moved from that to the Ultimate Chopper, and some of his other products not featured here include The Ding King (dent and ding repair kit), Turbo [...]

The Voices Behind 6 Classic Cereal Mascots

Their faces aren’t as famous as those on the boxes, but odds are you’ve heard each of these beloved cereal mascots’ voices somewhere else. 1. Paul Frees Paul Frees was one of the most sought-after voiceover actors in his time. He recorded Boris Badenov in “Rocky and Bullwinkle,” but he’s probably more well-known for his commercial work: [...]

The Complete History of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you were a kid in the 1980s or 90s, you probably spent some time reading, watching, or playing with four adolescent reptilian martial arts experts with irregular DNA. To make sure I got the scoop on everyone’s favorite heroes in a half-shell, I went straight to the source – co-creator Peter Laird – [...]