1. You’re all familiar with this friendly, pantsless, honey addict, right?
Winnie the Pooh.
2. Well, what if we told you that everything you thought you knew about Winnie the Pooh was a LIE?
PUT SOME CLOTHES ON, YOU WEIRDO.
3. According to a new book, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear, the semiliterate bear is actually NOT British. She’s Canadian.
4. Pooh was based on a real-life black bear cub purchased by a Canadian vet from a trapper in 1914.
The vet named the bear Winnie after his native Winnipeg. He brought the bear with him to England, where Winnie served as a mascot for his regiment. (No word on Piglet.)
5. The vet eventually left the bear with the London Zoo, where a little boy named Christopher Robin would often visit the bear. That boy’s dad? A. A. Milne, the author of the Winnie-the-Pooh book series.
6. Finding Winnie’s other big bombshell: WINNIE IS NOT A DUDE. She’s a lady bear.
The original bear, anyway, was a female bear.