Welcome to PAW PRINTS, a collection of interesting and humorous trivia about people, animals, places and more.

Want to know something quirky about someone famous? Curious about butterflies or sharks or the Statue of Liberty? Looking for the perfect quote to match an important occasion? Need a joke to cheer up a friend?
Paw Prints has hundreds of anecdotes about the famous and the infamous. Browse through thousands of factoids, quotes, and jokes — all guaranteed to tickle your fancy or your funny bone.

Spring has sprung!

Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron

(1934– )

During the 1957 World Series, Yankee catcher Yogi Berra noticed that Aaron grasped the bat the wrong way. “Turn it around,” he said, “so you can see the trademark.” But Hank kept his eye on the pitcher’s mound; “Didn’t come up here to read. Came...

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Red Bellied Woodpecker

Woodpeckers

Ever wonder why woodpeckers don’t get headaches? Their brains are in slings, sort of. Their spongy skull bones are encased in muscular shock absorbers.
Woodpecker Factoids

Dandelion
Bumble bee

Bees

A bee’s brain weighs less than four hundred-thousandths of an ounce.
Bees Factoids

Baseball on the diamond

Baseball

Yogi Berra once said: “Baseball is 90 percent physical and the other half is mental.”
Baseball quotes

Eye of the pelican

Sea Birds

The real name for a “gooney bird” is laysan albatross.
Sea Birds Factoids

Dahling

Blonde Jokes

Our blonde jokes are not intended to offend anyone. In fact, most of these came from our friends who are blondes. So feel free to laugh out loud and share these with your own friends, whether they’re blondes, brunettes, or red...
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Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

(1895–1948)

Babe Ruth was enormously popular, a larger-than-life-size figure in many respects, given to overeating and overdrinking. The most notorious occasion was in the course of preseason training when, on a railroad ride to New York, the Babe got off at...

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Lucy
Spring trees and flowers

Spring

“If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.”
Spring quotes

Chicken head

Chickens

Ever wondered why chickens look kind of funny when they blink? The reason is that they close their eyes from the bottom up.
Chickens Factoids

Leo Durocher

Leo Durocher

(1906–1991)

Asked if he didn’t feel sorry to have beaten such a “nice bunch of guys” as the New York Giants when he was manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1940s, Durocher coined the classic: “Nice guys finish last.”

tax form

Tax Time

It’s that time again

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Fritz the Fabulous
Kiwi

Bird Factoids

The left side of the human brain controls speech. The left side of the bird’s brain controls song.
More Bird Factoids

Shakespeare Quote

Yogi-isms

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up someplace else.”

The Optimist

“I am an optimist, but I’m an optimist who carries a raincoat.”

~Harold Wilson
Red-billed pintail

Ducks

In an underwater dive, a duck’s heartbeat slows to half speed.
More Ducks Factoids

Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe

(1888–1953)

King Gustav V of Sweden presented Thorpe with a bronze bust during the 1912 Stockholm Olympics and told him, “You, sir, are the greatest athlete in the world.” “Thanks, king,” said Thorpe simply.

Financial Update

According to inside contacts, the Japanese banking crisis shows no signs of ameliorating. If anything, it’s getting worse.

Following last week’s news that Origami Bank had folded, we are hearing that Sumo Bank has gone belly up...

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Glass of water

Drinking Water

You need the mineral elements in ordinary drinking water.
Drinking Water Factoids

piggy bank

Money Trivia

The lowest figure reached by the Dow Jones Industrial average in the twentieth century was on July 8, 1932, when it stood at 41.22.
Money Trivia

Sports

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
The Sporting Life

The Deficit

Accountant to fellow worker: “For a minute this deficit had me worried...but then I remembered I was working for the government.”

Tax Man

Taxes

“The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.”
Taxes quotes

Flamingo