But did you also know that adding OO to Perl required defining precisely zero new syntax to the language?
I'm in a niggly mood :-)
I don't know where this meme started - but it's not true. OO in perl needed little new syntax, but it did need -> method invocation, indirect object syntax and SUPER::.
Adding OO to perl was done very neatly, so neatly many people didn't notice the difference - but there is specific syntax too support OO in perl.