Browsing: Animals/Pets

A Brief History On September 27, 1937, the smallest of all sub-species of tiger, the Bali Tiger, native only to the Indonesian island of Bali, went extinct.  Approximately 40 years later, it was joined by fellow Indonesian tiger, the Java Tiger.  Currently, the only Indonesian tiger still among the living is the highly endangered Sumatran Tiger.  Unfortunately, no film was ever made of a Bali tiger, and none were ever displayed in zoos.  The last one was an adult female that was shot. Digging Deeper The various tiger subspecies that have gone extinct or are endangered today are pretty much all victims of habitat…

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A Brief History On September 16, 1920, years before the great stock market crashes of 1929 and 2008, some unknown, disaffected malcontents showed the fat cats of Wall Street some serious financial terrorism of their own by setting off a bomb in a horse-drawn wagon in front of J.P. Morgan Bank in New York’s financial district. Digging Deeper The perpetrators were never caught, and anarchists to members of various revolutionary and anti-capitalist groups were suspected of committing the crime.  Investigation showed that the bomb consisted of 100 pounds of dynamite and 500 pounds of metal sash weights meant to act as projectiles.  The bomb was…

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A Brief History On September 1st, 1914, Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, was found dead in her cage by her keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo. Digging Deeper Now extinct, passenger pigeons were once the most abundant bird in the entire world.  Native to North America, it is estimated that there were 3-5 billion of them when Europeans first arrived.  Today their closest living relative is the smaller mourning dove. Their demise was caused by deforestation and the commercialization of their meat.  Losing more and more of their natural habitat, they were easy game for hunters. Their numbers already dwindling…

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A Brief History On August 29, 1756, the Prussian army of Frederick the Great attacked Saxony, starting the Seven Years’ War.  “Fred” was just one of many famous men who had a small wiener… wiener dog that is, also known as a dachshund!  We have already listed 10 women who had wieners.  Here we list 10 men who were not intimidated by the (surely false) adage that people resemble their pets (I, too, have a miniature wiener… DOG!). Digging Deeper 10. Andy Warhol, Strange Artist. This man could paint a can of soup and make it look good.  Obviously a man…

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A Brief History On August 17, 2009, ABC news published an article concerning how pop star Lady “Gaga herself remains 100-percent woman, a fact that required reiteration after an up-skirt photo sparked rumors that she’s a hermaphrodite.”  This article, however, concerns famous women who actually did have “wieners,” by which we of course mean wiener dogs (seriously, what kind of site did you think you were on?!).  Should you be disappointed, we gladly recommend the tasteful articles from our Naked Ladies series.  In the meantime, without any further ado, let us get on with the “Wiener Women”… Digging Deeper 10. Liliane Kaufmann…

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