You’re all familiar with this friendly, pantsless, honey addict, right?
Well, what if we told you that everything you thought you knew about Winnie the Pooh was a LIE?
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.
Pooh was based on a real-life black bear cub purchased by a Canadian vet from a trapper in 1914.
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.
Finding Winnie’s other big bombshell: WINNIE IS NOT A DUDE. She’s a lady bear.
So there you have it: Canadian, female, and a terrible honey addict. POOH DREAMS = SHATTERED.