The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
A story in the book ‘Grimms’ Fairy Tales’ is called Hans-My-Hedgehog: A boy born half-hedgehog, half-boy.
Hedgehogs are featured in Alice in Wonderland.
In the 1865 children’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carrol included hedgehogs in a strange cameo role. In the book, the Red Queen uses hedgehogs as balls for croquet.
Hungarian hedgehog legend
The Báixiān (“White Immortal”) is a Hedgehog God.
A group of hedgehogs is called an array
According to the legend, early on, there was no dry land; the entire world was just a big lake. It was a giant hedgehog who brought soil and sand with its needles, creating dry land.
A hedgehog has between 5,000 – 7,000 quills
Hedgehogs got their name from their preferred habitat
Hedgehogs are largely immune to snake venom
The sea urchin is actually named after hedgehogs
In New Zealand, a satirical political party tried to get a hedgehog elected into Parliament.
The McGillicuddy Serious Party was unsuccessful with its tiny candidate.