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OMG Winnie-The-Pooh Is Actually A Girl

Pooh truthers have uncovered Winnie's deep dark secrets.

You're all familiar with this friendly, pantsless, honey addict, right?

Winnie the Pooh.
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Winnie the Pooh.

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.
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PUT SOME CLOTHES ON, YOU WEIRDO.

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.

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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.)
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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.)

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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.

BAM!
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BAM!

Finding Winnie's other big bombshell: WINNIE IS NOT A DUDE. She's a lady bear.

The original bear, anyway, was a female bear.
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The original bear, anyway, was a female bear.

Uh, YEAH:

Which makes it weird that the voice of the bear on the animated cartoon is a rakish BRITISH MALE VOICE?
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Which makes it weird that the voice of the bear on the animated cartoon is a rakish BRITISH MALE VOICE?

So there you have it: Canadian, female, and a terrible honey addict. POOH DREAMS = SHATTERED.

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What do you think, tho? Do you believe the hype? Or are you, too, a Pooh TRUTHER?

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