I'm sorry, what?! Sanrio, the makers of Hello Kitty, say she's not a cat and never has been. So what is Hello Kitty supposed to be? 

According to this website, her real name is Kitty White and she was born in southern England on November 1, 1974. She is a Scorpio and blood type A. And despite her whiskers and pointy ears, just like the rest of her family, Kitty has her own pet - a "real" cat named Charmmy Kitty.

I'm a non-closet Hello Kitty fan from way back. In 2006 before I had kids (before I had an excuse) I bought a Hello Kitty backpack at a mall just because I liked it. And a few years later I bought a Hello Kitty purse for the same reason, and I still use it to this day.

Hey, you think I'm crazy?! Canadian singer Avril Lavigne has THREE Hello Kitty themed rooms in her home with husband Chad Kroger, lead singer of Nickelback. Trust me, if I had the money - I'd have at least one Hello Kitty room in my house.