Tigger Invented the Artificial Heart???

By Karen Harris
Paul Winchell, the voice of the beloved character, Tigger, also invented the artificial heart. Source: (caribbeandays.com)

Paul Winchell, a comedian, voice-over actor, and puppeteer is probably best remembered for supplying the voice to Tigger in the Winnie the Pooh cartoons. In fact, Winchell won a 1986 Grammy Award for his rendition of “The Most Wonderful Thing About Tiggers.” Winchell enjoyed a long and successful career in the entertainment industry, but perhaps his biggest contribution to society was what he did as a side gig. Winchell, who had an interest in science and medicine, but no formal education in it, designed and patented the artificial heart.