Russia’s notorious murderer Vladimir Nikolayev ate some of his victim’s body, then gave the rest of the meat to a friend, whose wife served it to his family thinking it was a kangaroo.

A “leopon” results from the crossing of a male leopard with a lioness. The head is similar to that of a lion while the rest of the body carries similarities to leopards.

To study the health effects of coffee, King Gustav III of Sweden commuted the death sentences of a pair of twins on the condition that one drank 3 pots of coffee and the other tea for the rest of their lives.

There were once 9 subspecies of tigers: Bengal, Siberian, Indochinese, South Chinese, Sumatran, Malayan, Caspian, Javan and Bali. The last 3 are extinct, one is extinct in the wild, and the rest are endangered.

Fearing a German invasion, in 1940 Alan Turing converted his assets into silver ingots and buried them in Buckinghamshire. He spent the rest of his life failing to find them.