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Joe Rogan explains bizarre reason Texas has so many tigers

Published: 15/Jan/2020 15:28

by Jacob Hale

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In one of the stranger conversations to have been had on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Joe has explained why he loves Texas – touching on why the state has such a high tiger population.

Rogan has all manner of guests, topics and conversations crop up in his podcast, which is a given considering how long he has been doing it and the array of people that have featured since the first episode in January 2013.

In an episode with Bryan Callen, Eddie Bravo, and Brendan Schaub, Rogan gets on to the subject of why he loves the state of Texas, with the topic quickly changing to how tigers became so popular in the Lone Star state.

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Rogan has had a number of bizarre guests and conversations on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.

He says: “Did you know there are more tigers in captivity in Texas than in all the wild in the world? That’s how crazy Texas is.”

After explaining how Texas was made from a bunch of people from the Wild West simply settling, Rogan continued to speak about tigers, saying: “They’re in dudes’ yards, that’s what’s insane.”

“It all started with one guy who got a tiger, and another guy was like ‘I didn’t know we could get tigers,’ so he went and got himself two tigers. That’s literally what it’s like down there. Dudes have hundreds of tigers in their yards.”

Rogan goes on to explain that as long as you have the right facilities and the right fencing, you could keep 100 tigers in your yard, which certainly seems excessive at best.

He does reiterate, though, that he loves Texas and considers it one of the safest places in the world, particularly sharing his love for the city of Dallas.

The statistic that Texas has more captive tigers than there are in the wild worldwide originally came from the World Wildlife Fund, though much of the number is made up of tigers held in zoos and sanctuaries, rather than people’s backyards.

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Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp

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Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
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A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.