The Greatest Picture Ever finally gets some more context, with the story of the lion itself. This is kind of my new obsession. And there’s a new pic, even!
Honestly, this may even add some insight into just why the Swedish taxidermist made his project such a freakshow. Compare the above with the flag of Sweden’s neighbors, Finland, during that period:
Check out that tongue.
Obviously, the available source material was…subpar. Still doesn’t explain the lazy eye, though.
Bonus: He has friends!