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.

Giving thanks for family, friends, and food!

Frances Folsom Cleveland

Frances Folsom Cleveland

(1864–1947)

At a White House dinner given during one of the Cleveland terms of office, a young European attaché was served a salad that included a worm. He was on the point of raising a protest when he caught Mrs. Cleveland’s eye, fixed on him in a...

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mouse in swiss cheese

Mice

Mice don’t care much for cheese. But they do like peanut butter ... and gumdrops. Tests have proven that.
Mice Factoids

Happy Thanksgiving
North American Wild Turkey

Talking Turkey

Wild Turkeys usually get around by walking or running, but they can fly strongly, and they typically roost overnight in tall trees.
Turkey Factoids

our home

Home

“A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.”
Home is where the heart is

Gorilla dinner

Gorilla Diet

Western lowland gorillas eat more fruit than the other subspecies; it is readily available within the lower elevations of their range. They are selective feeders that utilize the fruits, stems, flowers, shoots, bulbs, bark, leaves, and pith of...

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can of dog food

The Dog Food Diet

Every lunch hour Dave picked up a can of dog food at the grocery store, went across the street to a park bench, and ate the whole can with evident gusto. A doctor who happened to pass through the park regularly couldn’t help noticing...

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Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

(1807–1870)

Toward the end of the Civil War, when meat was an almost unobtainable luxury for Lee, he lived chiefly on boiled cabbage. One day, when he had several important guests dining with him, the table was set with the usual heap of cabbage and...

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Yowling cat on fence

Adversity

“Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.”
Adversity quotes

plate of spaghetti

Food

“Today I will live in the moment unless it’s unpleasant in which case I will eat a cookie.”
~Cookie Monster
Food quotes

bad mood cat

Cats

Cats can be enigmas, but we reveal some stuff about them that might make them less mysterious.
Cat factoids

Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes

(1900–1993)

As she retired to the kitchen to put the finishing touches to the dinner preparations, Helen Hayes warned her family: “This is the first turkey I’ve ever cooked. If it isn’t right, I don’t want anybody to say a word. We’ll just get up...

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Pepper

Dogs

Everything you never new about the faithful dog. For instance, did you know that identical twins smell the same to bloodhounds?
Dog factoids

Painted Pumpkin
I'm grateful for family & friends
Joseph Lister

Joseph Lister

(1827–1912)

Lister was once summoned to attend a rich lord who had a fishbone stuck in his throat. Dexterously the great surgeon removed the bone. Overcome with gratitude, the patient asked Lister what was owed him. Lister replied with a smile, “My...

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Chocolate

“All I need is a little love now and then, but some chocolate will do for now.”

~Lucy Van Pelt

Sports

“It was in 319 B.C. that Socrates said “Athletics have become professionalized.”

~Socrates
Autumn trees

Autumn

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”
Autumn quotes

cat on a white picket fence

About the Cat...

“People that hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life.”

~Faith Resnick
Ronald Knox

Ronald Knox

(1888–1957)

Traveling by train from Oxford to London one morning, Knox opened his copy of The Times and turned straight to the crossword puzzle, reputed to be the most difficult in the world. One of his fellow passengers, noticing that the...

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Democrat and Republican candidates

Political Campaigns

After the Campaign

“My brother worked in the mayor’s campaign, hoping to get a city job after the election.”

“What’s he doing now?”

“Nothing. He got the job.”

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Football Humor

Our coach would kill to get a wide receiver. I guess the end justifies the means.

floral teacup

Tea Time

Some teas can be slightly bitter and astringent, while others may taste sweet, nutty, floral, or even grassy. In the United States, 80% of tea is consumed as iced tea.
Tea factoids...

tortoise

Killed by a Tortoise

The Greek dramatist Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.) was once told by a prophet that he would die of “a blow from heaven.” The prophet’s words came true when, according to a popular story, an eagle dropped a tortoise on the playwright’s bald...

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Words...

“Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them.”

~Mo Udall

Mushroom Humor

A mushroom walks into a bar, sits down and orders a drink. The bartender says “we don’t serve mushrooms here.”

The mushroom says “Why? I’m a fun guy.”

Cocoa from Cokomo
snowflakes