At Super Bowl XLIX, Katy Perry wowed us by both opening and closing the show for Missy Elliott. The “fruit sister” also rode upon a giant lion (or tiger) while singing the lyrics: “You’re gonna hear me roar / Louder, louder than a lion.

Do you think Simba’s crew is the best you can do for volume? Here are five facts about lions and sound. Buuut two aren’t true. Which ones?

Katy Perry, Lion & Roarin’ // 3 Facts, 2 Fake Facts

1 | A lion can roar louder than the Super Bowl fans at University of Phoenix Stadium.

2 | If Katy Perry roared exactly as loud as a lion right in your lucky face, your nostril hairs and eyes would start vibrating.

3 | If Katy Perry really wanted decibels, she would name check a breed of shrimp, not a lion.

4 | A lion’s roar charts in the top five noisiest animal sounds on Earth.

5 | More people attended this Super Bowl than there are wild lions and tigers combined.

Let's meet halfway: it's a liger. (Us Weekly)

Let’s meet halfway on this: it’s a liger. (Us Weekly)

Written by Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen loves to teach children. He specializes in literacy (elementary level) and has a lot of fun creating games and activities for class lessons. He also writes, manages social media accounts and announces roller derby games.

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