The Tiger That Went Extinct Because Nobody Cared About It (The Fact Fiend Fact Checking Process)

23 nov. 2020
124 294 Weergaven

When humans are to blame for the extinction of a species, it is usully due to destroying habitats or hunting. Sometimes, however, species' go extinct because we just don't care enough to check.
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Edited by Brad Rawlinson
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Caspian Tiger, Unknown author / Public domain
Bodmin Moor, Phillip Capper from Wellington, New Zealand / CC BY (
Tiger, J. Patrick Fischer / CC BY-SA (
Tasmanian Tiger, Baker; E.J. Keller. / Public domain
Great Auk, John Gerrard Keulemans / Public domain
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  • Warning at the top left of the video assures I will never subscribe to this channel. Try hollywood buddy.

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    • Dear Aaron, nobody, and I do mean no one ever, gives a goddamn fucking shit about you or your infantile feelings.

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    • I spend an amount of time that I will not disclose figuring out Wtf did this mean, all just for it to be a self centered Morón

    • Aaron you are the biggest dick

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    • Føk off

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  • You should do a video about the Caspian tiger and great auk.

    Alexander LiptakAlexander Liptak6 dagen geleden
  • The tangents are what got me hooked tell stories just like me lol

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  • I explained to my Mum the reason why there are no good pictures of U.F.O.s or anything of that ilk... Any good pictures you can clearly see it isn't the thing people think it is and its just a plane or drone or something boring. Occam's razor basically.

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  • My Mum and dad said they may have seen a large black cat-like creature in Lincolnshire, England. It was about 2-3 football pitches away apparently and pretty quickly vanished into hedge, apparently judging from the size of the hedge it wasn't your average house cat, more akin to a lynx or bobcat maybe? Anyways this was like 20 years ago so if there was something alive back then and nobody managed to see it for some unknown reason (INVIS-CAT!), It is probably dead by now.

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  • There've been times when I've honestly had deja vu where I've SWORN I've already seen the exact Fact Fiend video again but I never say anything because I am secure in the fact that I'm wrong and also kind of dumb =3

    Lapine NoireLapine NoireMaand geleden
  • On the "do people not watch the video". No, most probably don't. I don't stare at the screen, I usually set it up while I'm doing something else and need something engaging to listen to (like cooking), and I only look back at the screen occasionally.

    Abbi HolzAbbi HolzMaand geleden
  • GOOD. Pandas next, please.

    Alejandro MeriAlejandro MeriMaand geleden
  • I don't think there have been many times where I've felt this sad and angry

    Aedhynn QuintivianAedhynn QuintivianMaand geleden
  • The brits have a Choprachora

    ashton carrollashton carrollMaand geleden
  • The Caspian area was controlled by the USSR, so not being able to verify they were extinct until the 90s might be more of Cold War complications more than human indifference.

    MavocMavocMaand geleden
  • I wonder if they just said they were extinct just because they couldnt give enough of a shit to look. Which would be hilarious and sad at the same time.

    Lost TLost TMaand geleden
  • humans really are shit

    the heartless gentlemanthe heartless gentlemanMaand geleden
  • Tangents are the best.

    Joshua AdamsJoshua AdamsMaand geleden
  • I wish my ethnic group went extinct

    OMGitsAzrealOMGitsAzrealMaand geleden
  • To be fair, i actually listen to these videos while I work so i dont see the fact bars all the time. Not that im someone whos corrected you guys.

    neoaustin164neoaustin164Maand geleden
  • Keep the tangents, they're awesome! And I don't think "everyone" knows that you also write for other channels. Heck, I found out about this channel from a shoutout Simon (or maybe Daven) did in their podcast.

    RemianenRemianenMaand geleden
  • Humans are so terrible.

    Pralaya Jin-wooPralaya Jin-wooMaand geleden
  • If we're talkin about near extinct cats that no one cares about try the Scottish wildcat, only 35 left. Because Britian goes on and on about protecting other countries endangerd cats but doesn't give a shit about our own. :/

    Fallenfantasy174Fallenfantasy174Maand geleden
  • the dodo went extinct because Dutch sailors (should have been the French) ate the bird to extinction after finding that the bird was incredibly easy to catch due to the fact it had no fear of humans.

    Bernard SummersBernard SummersMaand geleden
  • 5:40 Great Auk’s were also very flammable and burned as fuel Excuse me....but *WHAT THE SHIT*

    Matt NeufeldMatt NeufeldMaand geleden
  • That tiger does exist still but bc of tiger’s lure they have to kill anyone who spots it so no one is alive to calm it still alive

    Playful VeteranPlayful VeteranMaand geleden
  • 3:26 Lots of Lamborghinis have spoilers.

    Art DainsArt DainsMaand geleden
  • People do know cloning exists right? Just clone more.

    James BaconJames BaconMaand geleden
  • For most videos, I do read the fact bar but I have to say, I can just listen to the facts your subjects are on while I do other things around the house or at work

    Dominic SellersDominic SellersMaand geleden
  • Fun Fact: There are big cats loose in Europe along with strong evidence of it, search Big Cats of Britain.

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  • I will never be sad if humanity stopped existing. We fucking deserve it

    Charles YTCharles YTMaand geleden
  • 1. How do I find about different animals species 2. How can I help 3. Where can I find a list of endangered animals to research more on

    Jake JakeJake JakeMaand geleden
  • So it went extinct because of natural selection in other words

    DarkSpider361DarkSpider361Maand geleden
  • This reminds me of Turkmenistan, if you look Turkmenistan up you will see thet they have dates of independence from russia. If you look closely, you will see that the date that independence is recognized is one day earlier than the date that they declared it. They didnt gain independence. They got let go. Like one day the protection money guy Ivan didnt show up to collect the monthly take. The Turkmenis even called the next day like, no one came for the money, we even got it in rubles this time. And the russians were like, yeah.... naw bro, we got other stuff going on.... you guys do you and we will do us. And the turkmini were like, well, we ought to make an announcement or something.

    metamorphicordermetamorphicorderMaand geleden
  • The American equivalent is Bigfoot or Sasquatch

    Bardock BirdBardock BirdMaand geleden
  • the thing is, even if the solderer did see what they think they saw they only saw one tiger. the likely case is that that's one of the last ones and the species will be fully extinct within a few years

    Kage No oKage No oMaand geleden
  • I hope I’m not the only one who believes killing the last of a species is worthy of public execution.

    Jarrett BenningJarrett Benning2 maanden geleden
  • NLworld recommended this to me because they knew i could relate.

    Crazy RaccoonCrazy Raccoon2 maanden geleden
  • Sounds like me

    Jake AJake A2 maanden geleden
  • Asiatic lion is pretty much fucked as well. Because nobody cares.

    Aaron MorrisseyAaron Morrissey2 maanden geleden
  • I’m still waiting for the whole ‘Winnie the Pooh went to court’ from the Disney Fact Fiend Focus

    SimplySlytherinSimplySlytherin2 maanden geleden
  • Poor kitty...

    Trick ShotTrick Shot2 maanden geleden
  • No, no. The beast of bodmin Moor has a bit more evidence than u described. Some of it is compelling, And not still images.

    AjaMalaysia VarAjaMalaysia Var2 maanden geleden
  • Tigers will be made extinct because it is a complete impossibility for human beings to share any portion of the planet with them and it is infuriatingly arrogant people who think they are such wonderful creatures. We have been trying to exterminate the big cats since we first made flaked stones. And all romanticism aside, people are going to win this war. In Africa poor rural people have been known to place poison on the body of a person killed by a lion and leave it in the hope they will poison the lion. It is not possible to live with a housecat's attitude in a beast the size of a Clydesdale. It can't be done. We must exterminate all the big cats and we WILL exterminate all the big cats.

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  • My favorite game to play before each episode is guessing who will be behind the camera today. I am always wrong.

    Robert FarrellRobert Farrell2 maanden geleden
  • Snow Lepard and a Panther lolol [ @Facts Fiend ]. Panther is a mythical cat, they don't exist. Your better saying Black Leopard orJaguar. They do exist. The Caspian tiger mane was mainly below its head, the tiger that has a big mane around its head is the Siberian.

    RED BLUE PILL . COMRED BLUE PILL . COM2 maanden geleden
  • It is always sad when a species goes extinct... except for Humans, because if they do not become extinct, everything else will. So fukk them.

    Dean Just DeanDean Just Dean2 maanden geleden
  • There are scientists trying to bring back the woolly mammoth, so maybe they can bring the Caspian tiger too.

    Jennicat CrossJennicat Cross2 maanden geleden
  • Many animals went extinct before there were even humans around to care.

    David M. BebberDavid M. Bebber2 maanden geleden
  • Do “Not How To Do Business” where NLworld will now put ads on your videos and now they’ll get all the ad money

    GoldenEye168GoldenEye1682 maanden geleden
  • The Great Auk reminds me of that little mammal that doesn’t fear humans. It lives on an island with no predators, therefore it has never had a reason to be afraid

    A RobA Rob2 maanden geleden
  • Let's hunt the last living few of an endangered species to sell it to people that put them on display in a prison for as long as the species endures so other humans can look at them or kill all of them in the process Let's just hope the aliens won't do the same to us in the future

    Jack HunterJack Hunter2 maanden geleden
  • Sad fact: its actually not extinct.. people just arent looking for it to count how many are left because nobody cares. On a positive note, nobody caring, might actually lead to the big cats survival because nobody cares to hunt it.

    Captain AnarchyCaptain Anarchy2 maanden geleden
  • Pls make a vid about the game boy with feelings pls created in 2002. I don’t get paid to do research on such important topics and I don’t got time the free time rn. Your the only man who I trust to do this topic justice.

    Jackson CoderJackson Coder2 maanden geleden
  • Whole conversation at the end is how you can't fix stupid ppl

    J-tothe -AYJ-tothe -AY2 maanden geleden
  • Makes me think of the Stephen's Island Wren that was wiped out by a population explosion of feral cats. I think the species was completely gone inside a decade and it was already past the point of no return by the time ornithologists began to seriously study it.

    Melvin ShineMelvin Shine2 maanden geleden
  • My favorite big cat is the one from darkstalkers or skull girls

    Lielos ReeseLielos Reese2 maanden geleden
  • Jón Brandsson and Sigurður Ísleifsson strangling the adults and Ketill Ketilsson smashing the egg with his boot. These are the sailors that are pieces of shits.

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  • I appreciate the fact bars but I often put your videos on in the car to listen to on the way to work. So I miss the images but your good humor helps beat LA traffic

    MtnNerdMtnNerd2 maanden geleden
  • 100% listen, about 75% watch.

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  • Yay tanget!

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  • I don't actually watch the videos, I generally listen to them while cleaning or doing other household chores...

    The RockThe Rock2 maanden geleden
  • Next episode: That time we killed an entire planet because not enough people cared.

    anthony cypheranthony cypher2 maanden geleden
  • I am soooooooo offended that this channel hasn't talked about the hilarious Emu war that was waged in Australia, or how about the strange origin of the guinea pig? Why havent you guys done a video on those??????? Get it together Carl with a C...........

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  • that sucks :(

    D F.D F.2 maanden geleden
  • I'm shocked that the meme cat of the big cat family was not mentioned! Check out the Manul, it's a fluff incarnate with a very expressive face

    Tomasz NowakowskiTomasz Nowakowski2 maanden geleden
  • Today is Tuesday. I held class this morning at 10am est here in Michigan Since this plandemic started my academy numbers have doubled. Everyone closed down. We did not. I have had to add 4 more classes. Since I couldn't make a actual income without getting in trouble.. I lowered my monthly cost and instead of the money going into the business bank account, it was put into my personal bank account. I have never worn a mask and many do not. I don't get sick. 1989 since I was sick. I am 55 , I look 40 . I am in better shape than men half my age. Ohh yeah I teach martial arts.. Several since I know 8. Been doing martial arts since January 1980. I fought in full contact tournaments from September 1980 to the end of 1995. This wasn't light hitting. It was full hard damn that hurt fighting. Only protection we ever used was a cup and a mouth piece. Real men are going extinct.. I have seen the changes in the last 10 years with what's coming through my doors.

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  • Tbh I listen to the video and look at the images on ocassion, but a rarely read the bar

    Theo SmithTheo Smith2 maanden geleden
  • I often do use your videos as a Podcast. so in 50% of my views i only look sporadically on the screen.

    KommanderKommander2 maanden geleden
  • Hi, was wondering if you guys could maybe talk about the Max Headroom TV hijacking from the 80s? It's a really creepy and neat unsolved mystery

    AlexAlex2 maanden geleden
  • Nobody cares guy

    Darth PadreDarth Padre2 maanden geleden
  • 6:28 I feel like The Rescuers Down Under might’ve alluded to this tragedy. Once Percival MacNeil captures Marahute, he instructs Joanna to eat the eagle’s eggs. Luckily, Bernard moved the eggs to another cliff to be incubated by an unwilling Wilbur and put egg-shaped rocks in the old nest.

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  • I can attest to the fact, that people now have no desire to read information as a Front-End Developer and Web Designer. This is a direct result of the Pop-Up Video on VH1 god damn it! They no longer react to the stimulus of a notification.

    jamesjames2 maanden geleden
  • Not to mention that one time we killed nearly 3 billion passenger pigeons into extinction only around 100 years ago.

    SafronSafron2 maanden geleden
  • Activism is for weak people who are too afraid to improve themselves

    rayisawesoemrayisawesoem2 maanden geleden
  • to be fair, this is one of those channels that most would leave running in the background to listen to while they do something else, I do it a lot myself

    Manchura_BlazeManchura_Blaze2 maanden geleden
  • Accuracy in a Fact Fiend video is like the plot of a porno. It's there, but there's kinda something else holding your attention

    Steve EldersSteve Elders2 maanden geleden
  • Accuracy in a Fact Fiend video is like the plot of a porno. It's there, but there's kinda something else holding your attention

    Steve EldersSteve Elders2 maanden geleden
  • Us humans are horrible creatures and if we encounter non sentient aliens I'm sure we'll find a way to make them edible.

    MAJ. Romulo OrtizMAJ. Romulo Ortiz2 maanden geleden
  • Well, no i don't watch your videos. I normally just listen to it, it's a conversation. So i don't read the fact bars, but probably would if my intention was to correct you.

    Fragment LabFragment Lab2 maanden geleden
  • 1:19 I quit my work with the help of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

    sparrow singhsparrow singh2 maanden geleden
  • I mean honestly sometimes I just listen to the video as I’m doing chores so I miss the fact bar.

    Balcombe990Balcombe9902 maanden geleden
  • First time I've seen one of your videos. Keep it up, mate.

    Karl BrooksKarl Brooks2 maanden geleden
  • I listen to your channel while going for walks like a podcast, so I don't always see the fact bars.

    A peice Of ToastA peice Of Toast2 maanden geleden
  • Hhhhhhmmmmm..... This sounds like my love life.

    music for a for a soul.2 maanden geleden
  • I mean... Idk if anyone else does this but I sorta just put these on in the back so I can learn interesting things while doing other stuff, like showering or eating or whatever.

    Richard PierreRichard Pierre2 maanden geleden
  • I love learning random shit just for the fun of it hence why I love this channel

    pyro craigpyro craig2 maanden geleden
  • The Aldabra rail is a pretty cool bird that went extinct and then re-evolved it back to existence, just thought more should know about it.

    JaydenKAJaydenKA2 maanden geleden
  • Karl's attitude really grinds me up. I basically watch these videos to see him become more and more up his arse. and I'm never disappointed

    Alex FindlayAlex Findlay2 maanden geleden
  • FYI Most people listen in another tab without watching, or people have poor eyesight and can't read the text, or people can't read.

    Scott NopeScott Nope2 maanden geleden
  • I don't know anything about this sailor But I know 1 thing I fukking hate that piece of shiz

    SamSam2 maanden geleden
  • I love your videos! Thank you so much for existing.

    Gerardo MascarillaGerardo Mascarilla2 maanden geleden
  • Given the user experience with the "fact bar", clearly it isn't working. Different design? Sound que? I, for one, listen to your vids in the car, I'm not even aware of it's contents. I guess I'm misinformed now…

    Slava ThereshinSlava Thereshin2 maanden geleden
  • Freaking sad episode. Honestly to hard to think about what the last of all these extinct animals did, just days before realizing they were the last.

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  • I hate being human 😢

    Dyspo SmithDyspo Smith2 maanden geleden
  • Ah my spirit animal, yes

    Joel HarrisonJoel Harrison2 maanden geleden
  • Alot of people just listen in the background and dont look at the screen so they might not see the fact bars

    ValdredTheBloodiedValdredTheBloodied2 maanden geleden
  • Fuck 'em. Period. You do you.

    MikeMike2 maanden geleden
  • Most people probably justbput you on the background and only listen so fact bars are not really read, just view it as engagement and move on. Do it for the money

    souris nathansouris nathan2 maanden geleden
  • I am easily guilty of not paying attention to those fact bubbles at the bottom of at least a dozen videos. Firstly, because I didn't realize that they mattered in the beginning. (That sounds so terrible out loud.) And then later, because I have bad eyes that get weary when I tend to be watching these for non-committal VERY late night entertainment.

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  • Aukward.. 👀

    DJ PandaburrDJ Pandaburr2 maanden geleden
  • I actually listen to your videos on my way to work very rarely do I ever get to watch part of the video so I don't normally see the fact bars

    David StoutDavid Stout2 maanden geleden
  • Everyone reacting to the title of this video be like: Same.

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