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. And we have thousands of factoids, quotes, and jokes — all guaranteed to tickle your fancy or your funny bone.

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Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe


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.

mouse in swiss cheese


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

Honey Pie
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


“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...

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...

Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee


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...



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

plate of spaghetti


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

Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes


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...