27 Amazing Facts About Comic Strips

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Remember newspaper comic strips? Of course you do -you may still read them today, although you probably do so online. We all had our favorite strips, from Thimble Theater to Doonesbury to Calvin and Hobbes. I recall well when Farley died in the strip For Better or For Worse. It was certainly sad, but while all the other characters aged in real time, Farley had been around for twice a dog’s normal lifespan.

John Green has plenty of other stories from the comic strips in this week’s mental_floss video. You already know about Peanuts, but many of these stories will be new trivia for you. I still miss The Far Side. Is your favorite strip included here?

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