Creator Stephan Pastis received some media love this week in the Mental Floss article, "10 Things You Might Not Know About Pearls Before Swine."

Did you know Pastis started out as a California lawyer? Did you know the phrase, "Pearls before swine," comes from a Bible verse, or that a syndicate sales guy almost killed the strip with a single word (and that word was, "sucks")?

To learn more about those tidbits, and seven others, read the whole article here.