Friday, August 19, 2005

Ligers and Tigons

Last night, Randy and I got even more philosophical than usual...

Randy: there are ligers & tiglons
Dina: tiglons makes no sense
Randy: liger has a lion father & the tiglon has a tiger father
Dina: no, cause tig-tiger, lon-?
Randy: tiglon is a real animal
Randy: though i wouldv’e called it a tion
Randy: it can be called either a tiglon or tigon
Dina: tigon works
Dina: beginning of tiger end of lion

But of course, at the time, I thought he was making it up. While Randy knows all sorts of obscure facts about things (he was the one who was disappointed when I knew the origin of the word "sideburns" because he had made a pact with himself that he'd marry the first girl he met who actually knew that), I really thought that this was just one of his made up things. Apparently, there are(!) Ligers and Tiglons (also Tigons). Well, what do you know?

I would also like to give National Geographic (only the Tiglon picture's not from there) an award for the two least likely paragraphs to be found together put together well:

Weighing in at about a thousand pounds (450 kilograms) each, they typically devour 50 pounds (23 kilograms) of raw meat in a meal.

"For the most part they're really laid back," said Jason Hutcherson, vice president of Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain, Georgia. "They like to swim and play in the water."

9 original thoughts out there

Blogger The Zombie Lama said...

Well, whaddya know... I learned something today! Thanks!!!

Friday, August 19, 2005 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous brown eyed girl said...

I want one! They are so cute!

Friday, August 19, 2005 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger BrownsvilleGirl said...

50 pounds of raw meat a day! It'd devour you in like a day and a half! :)

Friday, August 19, 2005 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger D.B. Cooper said...

tova, are they cuter than penguins?

my brother saw that "march of the penguins" movie & he can't stop talking about it! i totally gotta see that.

Friday, August 19, 2005 1:50:00 PM  
Blogger The Zombie Lama said...

Well, closer to 2 days... ;o)

Friday, August 19, 2005 3:18:00 PM  
Blogger BrownsvilleGirl said...

Well, brown eyed girl is about 5' I'm assuming it'd take less than two days to eat her. :)

Friday, August 19, 2005 4:32:00 PM  
Anonymous brown eyed girl said...

...and i'm about 100 pounds.

Randy, it's a close call. I do love penguinos... but I love tigers, lions and leopards... and especially jags. :-)

Friday, August 19, 2005 5:05:00 PM  
Blogger The Zombie Lama said...

oh, and thanks for the diet tips!


Friday, August 19, 2005 6:02:00 PM  
Blogger BrownsvilleGirl said...

Haha! No prob. I learned that one by mistake!

Friday, August 19, 2005 6:13:00 PM  

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