Quick Facts, Vol. 1

  • Wolves are just immature bears.
  • Clint Eastwood was the original voice of Scooter, from The Muppet Show.
  • Garfield doesn’t like Mondays because his wife was murdered on a Tuesday. But he thought it was Monday.
  • The crew of the Apollo 11 found a copy of Ulysses on the moon with all the verbs tenses changed.
  • Uranus was originally named “Quaker Oats presents Uranus”.
  • The Montana flag is made of Styrofoam.
  • Chimpanzees know how to work a chainsaw from birth.
  • Tom Selleck coined the phrase “Whoever smelt it, dealt it.”
  • Bowling was originally played with cubes of pork instead of balls until rationing during WWII caused a pork shortage.
  • Moths are butterflies without souls.
  • Bill Paxton went without a salary for Aliens, and instead was allowed to lick all the props to “proclaim ownership”.
  • Austria and Australia are second cousins.
  • Alligators grow thick fur coats during the winter months.
  • Animal crackers were invented to help children display more dominance over their pets.
  • Fingernails are chemically identical to newsprint.
  • Touching strangers’ eyes is considered rude in Southeast Asia.
  • Toilet paper is a scam.
  • Alfred Hitchcock only drank Mountain Dew.