Fun Facts

In the first Pokemon games a player is supposed to do battle against Professor Oak at some point!

In the Generation I Pokemon Games, there is unused trainer data for Professor Oak.

This would mean that, during some stage of the game a player was supposed to do battle against him.

In the trainer data mentioned, Oak has level 66 Tauros, level 67 Exeggutor, level 68 Arcanine, level 70 Gyarados and one of the Kanto starters at level 69.

This would mean that his strength is the same as the player's rival and the Pokémon League Champion. Four of his Pokémon are exactly the same as the ones used by the Champion, but at higher levels.

This means that he was originally meant to be Champion, or at least another high-ranking Trainer. In the game, there is an email on the PC in the Professor's lab that supports this. The email was sent by the Pokémon League wherein it issues a challenge to all Trainers and specifically asks Oak to pay them a visit.

The Professor is always at work in his Laboratory in Pallet Town where he is assisted by his aides. He is idolized by most Trainers and researchers, including Professor Elm.

Professor Oak mainly plays a supporting role in the games that he appears in.

In these games, him and Agatha were childhood friends and remained close friends until Oak stopped participating in battles and became a Pokémon researcher. The Professor still affiliates with the Pokémon League on an advisory level.


This poet was a bit of a troublemaker and brought a bear to school when they turned away his dog!

When Lord Byron's dog was turned down from entry with him when he attended Cambridge he decided to find the strangest loophole—he brought a bear. Talk about taking things too far!

The perturbed animal lover was so upset with Cambridge's ban from keeping dogs on the premises that Byron decided to get back in the most creative way.

The statutes never banned bringing pet bears to school and the school authorities had no legal way to stop him. Lucky for everyone involved, the bear was tame and “harmless.”

The bear didn't just end up some joke. When Byron graduated he went back to his ancestral home to live, Newstead Abbey, and the bear went with him!

It didn't stop with bears either. He had been known to keep a collection of unusual pets, including a tamed wolf.

A regular amusement for the poet and his friends included playing with the bear or teasing the wolf. Seems like there may have been a chip missing within the brains of these intellectuals!


Early French Voyageurs had boobs on the mind when they named this famous mountain range!

The Grand Tetons are a perfect example of the natural beauty and wonder the United States offers.

But with grand sites such as the Rocky Mountains, Yosemite Valley, and Niagra Falls, the story behind the name can be just as interesting as visiting them!

The Grand Tetons, for instance, have to do with lovely lady lumps.

French Voyageurs used the name “les trois tétons” which translates to “the three breasts.” The Wyoming and Idaho mountain range has many distinct summits, normally referred to as the Cathedral Group.

They consist of Grant Teton (the tallest at 13,770 feet), Mount Owen (12,928 feet), and Teewinot (12,325 feet). They do in fact resemble a woman's breasts—especially if you've been out exploring with a bunch of guys for months on end.

The Shoshone people, the most prominent Native American group in the area, called the range Teewinot, which translates to “many pinnacles.”

The range's fame comes from the high elevation above the eastern side. The range lacks foothills and lower peaks, providing a clear, breathtaking view of all the peaks. If you ever go, make sure to visit the east side where the views are much more dramatic.


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Dr. Seuss' pen name was created when he was caught drinking gin in college!

Authors use pen names for various reasons.

Dr. Seuss, author of the classics ‘Green Eggs and Ham,’ ‘Horton Hears a Who!’ and ‘The Cat in the Hat,’ among many others, is one of the more well-known authors to use one.

The story behind the name synonymous for children’s stories may not be quite as good as one of his books, but it’s pretty close!

Theodore Seuss Geisel enrolled in Dartmouth University in the early 1920’s where he joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and became a member of the humor magazine Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern, eventually rising to the rank of editor-in-chief.

During his time at Dartmouth, Geisel was caught drinking gin with nine friends in his room. As a result, his dean insisted that he resign from all extracurricular activities, including the college humor magazine.

To get around his ban, he started submitting works signed “Seuss” which he soon changed to “Dr. Suess,” a name he would keep for a long time.

Despite being known for Dr. Seuss, Theodore Geisel had another pen name.

For books that Geisel wrote and others illustrated, he used the pen name "Theo LeSieg," “LeSieg” being "Geisel" spelled backward. One example of this is ‘I Wish That I Had Duck Feet,’ published in 1965.


Oreo O's disappeared everywhere except for South Korea!

In 1998, Post Holdings launched a cereal called Oreo O's. As the name suggests, the cereal consisted of Oreo flavored o-shaped cereal. Delicious. Oreo O's was sold from 1998 until 2007. After that Post and Kraft were no longer co-branded. Kraft owned the right to the Oreo name, and Post owned the cereal recipe.

Thus, the world was denied it's Oreo O's - all except one place. South Korea. The cereal is still produced and available there because of a fortuitous turn of events. The Korean food company, Dongush Foods, was partially owned by General Foods. It was also licensed to sell Post products.

Kraft then purchased General Foods and half of Dongush's was then owned by Kraft. Hence, Dongush is the only company with both licenses - the right to the Oreo name and the actual cereal recipe - necessary to produce Oreo O's.



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