October 14, 1926

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1926 the book “Winnie-the-Pooh,” by A.A. Milne, made its debut. “Winnie-the-Pooh” was not the first children’s book written by Milne. His first attempt was “A Young Boy Who Wouldn’t Shut Up and Go To Bed and Is Eaten By a Big Hungry Bear” while favorably received by working parents all over the United Kingdom, his publisher had doubts that young children would buy the “Big Hungry Bear” plush dolls with “Realistic Bloody Limbs Hanging From It’s Toothy Jaws.” In consideration of the very profitable toy marketing rights and sales, Milne reworked his story and the rest is history. In the original story Piglet is eaten by the bear, but not before he begs for his life and tries to talk the Big Hungry Bear into eating Christopher Robin in his place.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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