TIL that In 1889 a lion escaped from a travelling show in Birmingham and ran into the sewers. When an angry mob formed, Frank Bostock, the owner secretly snuck another lion out the back. He then returned with the lion clearly visible and was hailed a hero. The escaped lion was still in the sewers!

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  1. It’s tragic, really. People buy lions when they’re little and bring them home, and when they get too big they flush them down the toilet and forget about them.

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