publication date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (part of Spring 2020)

category: Controversy

clue: Who's the tiger king, asks a hit Netflix series about this animal-breeding, TV-starring, presidency-seeking, murder-plotting Oklahoman.

explanation: Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Joe Exotic, operated an exotic animal park in Oklahoma for many years, where he streamed an online reality TV show and ran for governor and president. His attempt to hire someone to murder an animal rights activist landed him in prison, and inspired the series Tiger King. more…

difficulty: very easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Samir Mehta, and Erik Bates


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