Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny and hundreds more, started smoking at the age of 9, changed his last name from Blank to Blanc, survived a car accident resulting in a two week coma, recorded The Flintstones in a full body cast, and died only a year after recording Who Framed Roger Rabbit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel…
When Who Framed Roger Rabbit was released on LaserDisc in 1994 it was found that animators had included brief flashes of nudity from Jessica Rabbit. After Variety broke the story, many LaserDisc retailers reported that their entire inventory sold out within minutes. variety.com/1994/voices/c…
A French bacteriologist trying to use a virus to kill rabbits on his property accidentally wiped out over 90% of the rabbits in Western Europe. He was prosecuted and fined, but the French government later gave him a medal depicting a dead rabbit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
While chicken is the most slaughtered animal in the world, the #2 spot is held by ducks. Rabbits are #4 and Cattle is all the way in ninth place. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
In Japanese tradition, rabbits live on the Moon where they make mochi, the popular snack of mashed sticky rice. This comes from interpreting the pattern of dark patches on the moon as a rabbit standing on tiptoes on the left pounding on an usu, a Japanese mortar. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Mickey Mouse's predecessor was a character named Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, who had to be replaced because his rights were owned by Universal Studios en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osw…
The closest relatives to Primates, aside from flying lemurs and treeshrews, are rodents and lagomorths (rabbits, hares, pikas) ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy…
Of "Rabbit Starvation" where you can waste away and even die if you're eating meat with little to no fat on it discovermagazine.com/heal…
Sea rabbits are a type of snail that lives in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. They look like sponges with rabbit ears. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jor…
Hilter hated animal cruelty and demanded bells to be put on dogs to warn rabbits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani…
About "domestication syndrome". Only elephants have floppy ears in the wild. Dogs, rabbits, foxes, pigs, sheep, goats, etc have floppy ears only when domesticated. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Feral rabbits are a big problem in Australia. It started by Thomas Austin. He had 24 rabbits sent to him from Europe for his game of hunting parties in 1859. In 7 years, those 24 rabbits became 14,000. Now there are about 200 million wild rabbits down under. nationalgeographic.org/ar…
The The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog from Monty Python and the Holy Grail comes from a long history of murderous Medieval bunnies sadanduseless.com/rabbits…
Today I learned about a "Rabbit Test", a now retired pregnancy test, in which urine from a human female would be injected into a female rabbit. The rabbit would later be dissected to annualize the effect on it's ovaries. "The rabbit died", used to be slang for getting pregnant. oncofertility.msu.edu/blo…
In the 1870s a shapeshifting Barghest (Bahr-Geist), was said to live near Darlington and was said to take the form of a headless man (who would vanish in flames), a headless lady, a white cat, a rabbit, a dog, or a black dog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Consuming too much lean protein can cause symptoms similar to broad malnutrition in a condition known as protein poisoning, or more colloquially called "rabbit poisoning" due to the first observed cases in frontiersmen who ate nothing but wild rabbits over the winter and developed symptoms. wisegeek.com/what-is-rabb…
Marge Simpson's hairstyle was originally designed to hide rabbit ears for an eventual reveal that she was secretly a rabbit from Matt Groening's comic strip "Life in Hell." cbr.com/tv-legends-reveal…
Despite what Bugs Bunny cartoons tell us, carrots are like candy to rabbits and should only be fed as an occasional treat only to them; having too much can result in obesity animals.howstuffworks.com…
I learned Eddie Murphy turned down the role of Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. youtube.com/watch?v=CABVn…
The average lifespan of a wild rabbit is only less than a year due to starvation, predators, and disease. rabbits.life/wild-rabbits…
Pres. Jimmy Carter was fishing in his hometown of Plains, GA in a boat alone. A rabbit chased by hounds jumped in the water and swam towards him, trying to board. The event was sensationalized by press and critics framed the event as emblematic of Carter's presidency as hapless and enfeebled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Swiss law mandates rabbit companionship, and most shelters/breeders/veterinarians will only deal with bunnies in pairs. swissinfo.ch/eng/keeping-…
The 'Rabbit' temple in Taiwan, the world’s only shrine for homosexuals which dedicated to a deity who has watched over homosexuals for four centuries, attracts nearly 9,000 people each year. reuters.com/article/taiwa…
In 1859, a guy released 24 rabbits for hunting into the wild in Australia, a country which had no native rabbit population then. By 1920, their population increased to 10 billion. This is the fastest spread ever recorded of any mammal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
Lady rabbits have a special chemical that's released from their rabbit boobs that help their kids find their way when they're hungry. This rabbit boobs chemical slows the heart rate down in freaked out dogs that have anxiety problems depts.ttu.edu/animalwelfa…
President Jimmy Carter was attacked by a rabbit while boating en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
While filming β€˜Who Framed Roger Rabbit’, the actor who voiced Roger, Charles Fleischer, insisted on wearing a Roger Rabbit costume on set, in spite of the fact that he wouldn’t be appearing on camera. He did it to get into character. youtube.com/watch?v=JTxwG…
The most expensive work sold by a living artist is a sculpture by Jeff Koons. β€˜Rabbit’ was sold in 2019 for 91 million dollars. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Warner Bros. allowed Bugs Bunny to appear in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' under the stipulation that he only appear opposite Mickey Mouse, and that the two receive the same amount of screen time. The resulting scene is the only time in film history that the two have shared the screen together hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
In 2012 scientists kept rabbits with blocked windpipes alive by oxygen injections for 15 minutes nature.com/news/rabbits-k…
Monty Python and the Holy Grail was originally planned to end with a massive battle between Arthur's forces, the French knights, and the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. This was scrapped because the movie didn't have a big enough budget for it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Japan's Rabbit Island (Ōkunoshima) had a poison gas factory that supported much of the chemical warfare carried out in China. Although Japan was a signatory of the 1925 Geneva Protocol, they kept the development of their chemical weapons a secret. Today, many visitors can play with the rabbits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5…
Today I learned about Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, a rare illness in which you have a distorted view of the world for a small period of time. It's coined after the storybook character Alice, whose world shifts after she falls down the rabbit hole. webmd.com/migraines-heada…
Carrots are not standard rabbit food. We think they are because Bugs Bunny ate carrots, but that's because his creator loved the film "It Happened One Night", where Clark Gable eats carrots while talking quickly. Also Gable gets called "Doc" throughout the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_…
Today I learned of a small town in Kentucky called Rabbit Hash; a place where since 1998, the mayors have been dogs from the area en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
The bigger your brain, the longer your yawn. The average duration of yawns from mammals like humans, African elephants, walruses, mice, rabbits, and capuchin monkeys, predict the mammal's brain weight and its number of cortical neurons. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Crows will sometimes *actively hunt* rabbits and have even been noted as chasing the bunnies off of fields and onto the road, where the rabbits are hit by cars and subsequently eaten by the birds! animals.mom.me/birds-eat-…
Rabbits were first introduced in Australia in 1859. Within a few years, they had spread all over the country. nma.gov.au/defining-momen…
Today I learned of Mary Toft, A British woman who in 1776 tricked doctors and the public into thinking that she had given birth to a litter of rabbits. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/libra…
Judge Doom's scheme to dismantle the street cars in favor of freeways in Who Framed Roger Rabbit was based on a real life conspiracy from General Motors en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Notre-Dame cathedral features a carving of a knight fleeing from a rabbit, symbolizing cowardice. This carving inspired the Rabbit of Caerbannog scene in Month Python and the Holy Grail. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
Unlike their Hollywood counterparts, Velociraptors were likely only a bit smarter than a rabbit and only about the size of a 30lb turkey. nhm.ac.uk/discover/veloci…
Baby bunnies are called kittens, the female rabbit is a doe and the male is a buck mtmarthavet.com.au/baby-r…
Today I learned about Myxomatosis, a disease which was purposefully introduced in Europe to help reduce the invasive population of rabbits. Between 90% to 98% of rabbits in France died from Myxomatosis between 1952 and 1955. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myx…
The rabbits used on the set of "Teletubbies" are a special breed of rabbits called "Flemish Giant". This species of rabbit was used to not give away the scale of the filming site. teletubbies.fandom.com/wi…
The first reliable pregnancy tests involved doctors injecting women's urine into frogs; if they laid eggs without mating, the woman was pregnant. This test was called the "Hogben Test" and was used widely for about 20 years until doctors began injecting mice and rabbits instead. theatlantic.com/science/a…
The Mayans created scenes very similar to today's modern comics, including speech bubbles, stink lines and naughty jokes. In one scene, a cheeky rabbit (dubbed the "Mayan Bugs Bunny") tells an old man to "smell your sweat, wizard penis." bbc.com/future/story/2016…
The Aztec religion recognised four hundred rabbit gods, which were believed to meet frequently for drunken parties en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
Disney traded ABC sportscaster Al Michaels from ESPN to NBC in exchange for the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, so the latter could appear in the game Epic Mickey. In an interview, Michaels commented "I'm going to be a trivia answer someday." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_…
In a scene of Jojo Rabbit (2019), β€œHeil Hitler” is said 31 times in one minute! According to writer/director Taika Waititi, he wanted a funny moment, but also wanted to illustrate how ridiculous Nazi protocols were. idropeit.com/in-this-scen…

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