In response to the article about Cheshire cats grinning, I feel the need to add that when the article says Cheshire cats come from a “grinning cat” mold that Cheshire used for their cheese, it’s overlooking a related and more obvious explanation.
As the article says, Cheshire was (is? Hell if I know) a dairy county in England, which is famous for cheese. And as most of us know, cheese means there’s a lot of milk around just waiting to get ripe. And because of the whole “cats love milk” thing, a cat in Cheshire would be happy, and from there it’s not a far reach to say they grin. Thus, grinning like a Cheshire cat.
I know most of you will think this comment is highly insignificant, but you are obviously unlearned in the subtle arts of nitpicking and giving information nobody cares about.