Get ready to paint some happy trees because Today I Found Out is helping us find out about Bob Ross. Even though he did 403 episodes of The Joy of Painting on PBS, we know very little about him.
He dropped out of high school at age 14 to work with his father in carpentry. He also accidentally lost the tip of his index finger while working with him and tried to hide it on his show.
Did you know the most peaceful guy on television was nicknamed Ball Buster in the Air Force and that he spent 20 years in the service?
How about he was never paid by PBS for any of episodes or that he never sold any of the paintings for it.
They are just a few of the cool facts in this amazing lesson which you love the Happy Hippy Painter even more than you already do.