by Mark Mancini on Mental Floss site:
For 15 years, “The Far Side” added a dash of irreverence to the funny pages.
Offbeat, macabre, and sometimes controversial, Gary Larson’s trailblazing cartoon was a gigantic success that ran in nearly 2000 newspapers at the height of its popularity.
It also gave an entire generation of humorists a renewed appreciation for cow jokes.
Here are 11 things you should know about this highly-evolved comic strip.