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.

There’s change in the air...and little ghosties at your door.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus


On Columbus’s first voyage west, in 1492, his crew were understandably uneasy about the trip through unknown waters, to an unknown destination, and for an unknown period of time. To reassure the sailors and disguise the true length of...

King Tut


A mummy can be a human being or an animal, both were protected from decaying after death.
Mummies Factoids

Carved Pumpkin
Lesser short-nosed fruit bat


The smallest mammal is Thailand’s bumble bee bat. It’s the size of a jelly bean and weighs less than a dime.
Bats Factoids


Tombstone Humor

Two old ladies were walking around a somewhat overcrowded English churchyard and came upon a tombstone. The inscription said:



Bubbling cauldron

Trouble, Trouble, Boil & Bubble

“If fortune turns against you, even jelly breaks your tooth.”
“Trouble” quotes

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong


On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on the moon. President Nixon authoritatively acclaimed the event as the greatest since the Creation. Armstrong himself, as he took the last step from the ladder...

Lucky Kitty, Lucky Dog
Sitting Cat


The cat...so many YouTube videos! So many quotes! 
Cat quotes

x-ray of a hand


You now have 144 fewer bones than you had as an infant. Many of your baby bones fuse together. So you start out with 350 and wind up with only 206. The last to fuse is the collar bone. Somewhere from age 18 to 25.

Dare to wear orange
Sitting cat

A Cat Q&A

Q: Why don’t cats play poker in the jungle?
A: Too many cheetahs.

Sir Edgeworth David

Sir Edgeworth David


During the South Polar expedition, Sir Edgeworth’s assistant, Douglas Mawson, was working in his tent one day when he heard a muffled cry from outside. “Are you very busy?” called the voice, which Mawson recognized as that of Sir...


Death & Dying

“Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children.”
Death &...

cat door

First Cat Door

The man history remembers as the brilliant discoverer of the theory of gravity, Sir Isaac Newton, was greatly devoted to his cat. When Newton noticed his pet had difficulty coming and going as he pleased because of...



“Fear has many eyes and can see things underground.”

~Miguel de Cervantes
Lucky visitor

Legal Briefs

“Talk is cheap until you hire a lawyer.”

Glasses, nose and mustache


When you say “laugh it off,” you are quoting Shakespeare! [He coined that expression.]
Laughter Quotes

Pay Back

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

~Faith Resnick
Eric the Red

Eric the Red

(late 10th century AD)

The terrain of Greenland is covered mainly with glaciers and barren rock, with only a few patches of tundra and habitable land. Eric named it Greenland on the principle that colonists would be eager to go there if the country had an...



Generally, tombstones include the deceased’s name, date of birth, date of death and sometimes a simple saying. However, there are many tombstones throughout the world that contain humorous and sometimes deprecating verses. Here are some that we...

Tree Frog


You can examine the internal organs of a little green Madagascar frog without dissection. Its abdominal skin is translucent.
Frogs Factoids

George Mallory

George Mallory


Mallory, a veteran of several Everest expeditions when he went on a lecture tour of the Unites States in 1923, was frequently asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest. He always gave the same answer: “Because it is there....

Duck crossing sign

There are three things...

Ever noticed how many things come in threes — like three-legged stools, three dimensions, three Rs, and three little pigs? Well, here’s a salute to three-point quotations.

Pink Poodle

The Art of Sweet Talk

Once there were three male dogs who set eyes on a beautiful female poodle.

They all rushed over to her. Aware of her charms, she said,“I will go out with the first one of you who can use the words ‘liver’ and ‘cheese’ together in...

Trick or Treat