You're all familiar with this friendly, pantsless, honey addict, right? Disney Winnie the Pooh. Well, what if we told you that everything you thought you knew about Winnie the Pooh was a LIE? Disney 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. Disney Pooh was based on a real-life black bear cub purchased by a Canadian vet from a trapper in 1914. Disney 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.) Advertisement 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. Disney BAM! Finding Winnie's other big bombshell: WINNIE IS NOT A DUDE. She's a lady bear. Disney The original bear, anyway, was a female bear. Uh, YEAH: etsy.com 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. Disney What do you think, tho? Do you believe the hype? Or are you, too, a Pooh TRUTHER? polls @polls Is Winnie the Pooh a boy or a girl? 11:02 PM - 06 Nov 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Share On facebook Share On facebook Share On vk Share On vk Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On lineapp Share On lineapp Share On twitter Share On twitter Share On email Share On email Share On sms Share On sms Share On whatsapp Share On whatsapp Share On more Share On more Share On tumblr Share On tumblr Share On link Share On link Share On copy Share On copy Omg It's Prime Day!