The "vocalizations" for Chewbacca were inspired by a sad walrus in an emptied out pool. popularmechanics.com/cult…
John Lennon was so fed up with people trying to over-analyze Beatles lyrics and trying to find a hidden meaning in them that he started purposefully putting in meaningless nonsense into songs like "the Walrus was Paul" just to confuse them en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
The Animals' Eric Burdon is "The Eggman" from The Beatles' "I am the Walrus". John Lennon gave him the nickname "Eggman" after hearing a story where Burdon's girlfriend used a popper on him while he was making breakfast, cracked an egg on his naked body, and had sex with him on the floor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
"The color of walrus varies. When walrus are in cold water, they may appear pale brown, grey, or even yellowish. On land, when walrus are warm, they are pinkish to darker brown. This color change is a result of their temperature regulation mechanism." fws.gov/refuge/Togiak/wil…
Dr. Seuss dabbled in taxidermy, creating weird, sculpted busts of fictional beastsβ€”like the Mulberry Street unicorn and a β€œcarbonic walrus”—out of body parts from exotic animals that had died at his father’s zoo. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The first sunglasses date back to the prehistoric Inuits, who wore a piece of flattened ivory over their eyes (made from walrus bones) with narrow slits to look through that blocked harmful rays of the sun reflecting off the ice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
Siku the walrus from "50 First Dates" died in 2017. kron4.com/news/siku-the-w…
John Lennon received a letter from a student telling him his teacher made them analyze The Beatles' lyrics. Amused by this, he composed "I Am The Walrus" with intentionally confusing and meaningless lyrics to baffle those who tried to analyze the song en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_A…
J.R.R. Tolkien worked for the Oxford English Dictionary and is credited with having worked on a number of words starting with the letter W, including walrus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
A 4-month-old Cinnamon bear provided much of the voice of Chewbacca. Other Chewbacca noises were voiced by three other bears, a badger, a lion, a seal, and a walrus from Long Beach. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Michael Jackson and Don Bluth were going to make an CGI animated movie called Strawberry Fields Forever. It would have characters 'Mr. Mustard' and 'The Walrus'. It got shelved after the surviving Beatles refused to allow their likeness to be used. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
The first trampolines were made of walrus skin vulyplay.com/en-AU/blog/t…
Today I learned of the Oosik, a decorative carved bone sold to tourists as a souvenir. An Oosik is carved from the baculum, which is a bone present in the penis of large carnivores such as the walrus, seal, and polar bear. boonetrading.com/collecti…
John Lennon wrote "I Am The Walrus" simply because he wanted to mess with people who were trying to analyze The Beatles songs (but inevitably people tried to anyway) mentalfloss.com/article/3…
A student sent John Lennon a letter stating his teacher was conducting a class analyzing the Beatles' songs. This act inspired the song "I Am The Walrus," as the whole purpose of the song, according to John, was to confuse, befuddle, and mess with the Beatles experts. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
"the eggman" referred to in The Beatles' 'I am the walrus' is Eric Burdon of The Animals. Burdon told a story of a girlfriend cracking an egg on him after giving him amyl nitrate. Lennon, finding the story amusing and hilarious, replied, β€œGo on, go get it, Eggman.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
Lewis Carroll gave his illustrator the option to do a butterfly or baronet instead of a carpenter, as they also matched the meter of the poem The Walrus and the Carpenter aliceiseverywhere.com/the…
The first taxidermy walrus was much larger and smoother than a live walrus, as the taxidermist had never seen one before and overstuffed it to get rid of the wrinkles. horniman.ac.uk/collection…
The walrus at the Horniman Museum in London is an unusual taxidermy specimen, it appears stretched and β€˜over stuffed’ as it lacks the skin folds characteristic of a walrus in the wild. Over one hundred years ago, only a few people had ever seen a live walrus. horniman.ac.uk/collection…
Seals, sea lions, and walrus' have nails. neaq.org/blog/even-seals-…
Ferrets are more closely related to walrus and bears than they are to meerkats en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
John Lennon wrote nonsensical lines in the song "I am the Walrus" just to confuse those who tried to interpret his songs. beatlesagain.com/breflib/…
The stuffed walrus at the Horniman Museum in London is nearly spherical because the people who stuffed it over 100 years ago had almost certainly never seen a real walrus (or an image of one), so they probably just kept stuffing it until it was "full". horniman.ac.uk/index.php/…
The Beatles song "I am the Walrus" was written after John learned the English master in his former high school was making the class analyze lyrics from Beatles songs. In response, he wrote the most confusing lyrics he could, saying, "Let the fuckers work that one out." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_a…
β€œI Am The Walrus” is a harmonic MΓΆbius Strip, with the bassline AGFEDCB and the simultaneous string section ABCDEF#G. icce.rug.nl/~soundscapes/…
Eric Burdon, lead singer of The Animals, is the eggman from the Beatles "I Am the Walrus" song en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
A walrus can be pregnant for up to 16 months en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
Tusks, like on an elephant or a walrus, are actually teeth that just keep growing wikipedia.org/wiki/Tusk
English character actor J. Pat O' Malley voiced Colonel Hathi in the Jungle Book and the Walrus and the Carpenter characters in Alice in Wonderland en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
Today I learned of the Sadlermiut, an Arctic tribe who were likely the last of the Dorset culture (elsewhere replaced by the Inuit/Eskimo). They didn't hunt whales, used inflated walrus skins as boats & spoke an unknown language. Western-brought illnesses wiped them out before much could be learned about them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sad…
The song 'I am the Walrus' by the Beatles was intentionally written as confusingly as possible just to baffle English teachers and their students who were analyzing Beatles lyrics in class. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_A…
Eric Burdon, lead singer of the Animals, claims to be the 'Eggman' mentioned in the song "Am the Walrus" due to his fondness of breaking eggs over naked women's bodies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_A…
During the Nalukataq festival held by the Inupiat Eskimos, Seal or walrus skin is used as a sort of trampoline. A group of people function as the springs of the trampoline and rhythmically pull on it so that the person standing on the skin is thrown up 20 twenty feet in the air. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nal…
J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the definition for "walrus" and many other W words in the Oxford English Dictionary. public.oed.com/history-of…
A fossilized walrus penis bone was used as a weapon for thousands of years by the Inuit. aspetuckantiques.com/inui…
In the Mos Eisley cantina scene from the Star Wars, A New Hope movie. Ponda Baba aka Walrus Man was to be decapitated as well as dismembered by Obi-Wan. George Lucas was subsequently vetoed and overruled by Ralph McQuarrie and others. bluemilkspecial.com/?p=14…
Walrus's can whistle youtube.com/watch?v=OAVL6…
George Washington's dentures were actually made from elephant (or walrus) ivory, gold, lead, cow teeth, and human teeth from slaves. Wood would be completely impractical. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The Smithsonian rediscovered the fossil of an extinct sperm whale after mistakenly classifying it as an extinct walrus 100 years ago. smithsonianmag.com/smiths…
John Lennon wrote "I Am The Walrus" in order to troll a school teacher who made his children analyze Beatles' lyrics. thebeatlesonline.com/page…
There was a walrus that could whistle. seattletimes.com/seattle-…
According to arctic folklore, walruses were created from a daughter that was cast off a cliff by an angry father, and then turned into the "original walrus" as she hit the surface of the water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
The BBC banned the Beatles classic, I am the Walrus, from the radio, due to the use of the word "knickers" telegraph.co.uk/culture/m…
The "Lewis Chessmen", discovered buried in a sandbank in Scotland in 1831, are 12th-century chess pieces carved from walrus ivory that constitute one of the few surviving medieval chess sets. nytimes.com/2011/11/18/ar…
Walrus' have air sacs in their necks to allow them to sleep with their heads held up in the water. mnh.si.edu/arctic/html/wa…
The walrus consumes up to 6,000 clams in one sitting. science.howstuffworks.com…
While playing on Australia's national cricket team from 1985 to 1994, Merv Hughes took out an estimated $370,000 insurance policy on his trademark walrus mustache, which, combined with his 6'4" physique and outstanding playing ability, made him one of the most recognized cricketers in the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mer…
Chewbacca's Wookiee noises on Star Wars was achieved by mixing field recordings of bears, lions badgers and a walrus. The noises were then mixed and cut to communicate emotional value. theatlantic.com/technolog…
The walrus' scientific name, Odobenus rosmarus, is Latin for "tooth-walking sea-horse". animals.nationalgeographi…
Alaskan Parchment Scrip used in the Russian-American Company in the early to mid 1800's was sometimes printed on Walrus hide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
A 4.5 foot long fossilized walrus penis bone was uncovered in 2007 and later sold for $8,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
In the 13th century Greenland paid its tithe to Rome and its financial contributions to the crusades in walrus tusks and polar bear hides. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
The Walrus was Paul. youtube.com/watch?v=Q4IXp…
The "penis bone" of a raccoon is worn as a charm for luck or fertility by Native Alaskans, along with carved walrus and polar bear penis bones. tellmewhereonearth.com/We…
Jabba the Hutt was originally depicted as a tall humanoid with a walrus-like face in Star Wars comic books before Return of the Jedi came out. starwars.wikia.com/wiki/S…
In the Beatles song "I Am the Walrus", the ending that sounds like 'Smoke pot, smoke pot, everybody smoke pot' actually is 'Everybody's got one, everybody's got one.' (according to John Lennon in a 1980's Playboy interview) beatlesinterviews.org/dbj…
Stink Flipper is an Inuit delicacy, 'fermented' (semi-putrefied, really) seal or walrus flipper that is buried for a while then eaten. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
The dinosaur sounds in Jurassic Park were built from a koala bear, a whale blowhole, alligators, a de-barked dog, a walrus, a dolphin, a horse eating a corn cob, and a small dog playing with a rope toy mpse.org/education/bigmov…
Igunaujannguaq. It's a Inuit word which translates to "Frozen Walrus Carcass" - it's a game... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
In Alaska you can buy petrified walrus penis notalwaysright.com/best-o…
(from BBC 'Sings the Beatles' programme) that the Eggman lyric in the Beatles song 'I Am The Walrus' actually refers to someone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_a…

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