The only man who could truly wear a cardigan (as one my fellow Moviepilots put it), Fred Rogers, would have been 85 years old this week. There's no doubt he was not only a pioneer in children's television, but also much loved by most everyone, young and old.
All the same, there are those pesky rumors about him being a crank who chased kids off his porch, and the whispers about him having been a sniper in the Korean War. I also heard that the only reason he even wore that sweater is because he's covered in tattoos.
Mental Floss' John Green gets to the bottom of these rumors and unearths 35 surprising facts about everyone's favorite neighbor: