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03/12/2014 03:23 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Here Are The Crazy Truths Behind Your Favorite Children's TV Shows

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People tend to watch children's television at two very different points in their lives -- first as kids, and then again as parents. Seeing these seemingly innocent and educational shows with an adult's eye can make them seem both infuriating and all the more intriguing. Mental Floss has compiled a list of 26 little-know facts about popular children's shows, and the knowledge-bombs they're dropping might just blow your mind.

Would you believe that Bill Nye the Science Guy got his name by being teased?

Did you know that "The Powerpuff Girls" was originally called "The Whoopass Girls," and "Scooby Doo" was almost named "Too Much"?

We'll bet that you had no idea the "Magic School Bus" theme song was sang by none other than Little Richard.

For even more crazy and surprising truths about your favorite children's show, watch the video above.

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