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.

The Lazy Days of Summer

Sir Edmund Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary


The dramatic photograph of Tenzing Norgay on the summit of Everest went around the world. Later people wondered why there was no similar picture of Hillary. The explorer wrote that he had not asked the Sherpa to reciprocate because...

Closeup photo of a sundog


sundog closeup
  • Sundogs (or sun dogs) are also called mock suns or...
In summer the song sings itself.
Happiness is running on the beach.

Dog Day Afternoon

Ever consider what dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul—chicken, pork, half cow. They just think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!

movie tickets

Rules Are Rules

When the usher noticed a man stretched across three seats in the movie theater, he walked over and whispered, “Sorry, sir, but you are allowed only one seat.” The man moaned but didn’t budge.

“Sir, if you don’t move, I’ll have...

Ice cream cone

Ice Cream

The average American eats about a ton of ice cream in his or her lifetime, enough ice cream to fill the backs of three pickup trucks! That’s almost six gallons of ice cream a year, or roughly an ice cream cone every other day.

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling


A newspaper to which Kipling subscribed published by mistake an announcement of his death. Kipling wrote at once to the editor: “I’ve just read that I am dead. Don’t forget to delete me from your list of subscribers.”

happy sun


“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.”
Sunshine quotes

Summer fishin' with the dog


“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.”
Summertime quotes

dandelion blown

Hay Fever

Many people experience sniffling, sneezing, and itchy eyes during certain times of year. This affliction is known as allergic rhinitis, pollinosis, or “hay fever.”
Hay Fever Factoids...

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt


Shortly before he left the White House, Roosevelt, planning a big-game hunting trip to Africa, heard that a famous white hunter was visiting Washington. He invited the man to come along and give him some advice. After a two-hour tête-à-...

gorilla at the zoo

Greetings from the Zoo

An unemployed actor is getting pretty desperate for work. He happens upon this guy from the zoo who is looking for actors. The guy explains that they spent so much money on getting the habitat just right, they ran out of money to import...

Cat going fishing

Fishy Factoids

Cyanide is deadly poison but the poison in a puffer fish is said to be 275 times deadlier.
Fishy Factoids

Happiness is a refreshing dip
Happiness is hanging with friends.
Herbert Marshall

Herbert Marshall


Marshall served in the British merchant marine in World War I and lost a leg. He talked about one stint of sea duty, in which all the men had to wear life jackets most of the time, especially on deck. He said, “They got terribly soiled...

When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Speaking of hot stuff...

“Lava, the melted rock that shoots out of volcanoes, can flow at temperatures of thousands of degrees Fahrenheit.”

Dog, Cat, Bird


“You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look that says, ‘My God, you’re RIGHT! I NEVER would’ve thought of that!’ ”
“Pets” quotes

Did you know...

“Camel’s body temperature at night is 105 degrees F. During the heat of the day, it’s 93 degrees F.”

William Paton Ker

William Paton Ker


Visiting a natural history museum, Ker and a young woman acquaintance paused in front of a display of seabirds. “What’s that bird?” asked the girl.

“That’s a...
fisherman with fish

Fishing First Class

fisherman with fish

Two guys go on a fishing trip. They rent all the equipment: the...

tiger shark


Sharks have no bones except in their teeth and jaws.
Sharks Factoids

Zebra Couple


Zebras like to pal around with ostriches.
Zebra Factoids

Two Horses

Jon bought two horses, and could never remember which was which. A neighbor suggested that he cut the tail of one horse and that worked great until the other horse got his tail caught in a bush. It tore just right and looked exactly like...

Farmer and the horse

Pull, Buddy, Pull

An out-of-towner drove his car into a ditch in a desolated area. Luckily, a local farmer came to help with his big strong horse named Buddy. He hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, “Pull, Nellie, pull!” Buddy didn’t move.


Happiness is playing fetch

Did you know...

Orangutans share 97% of the same DNA as humans.