Did you know . . . by Sydney (2017-18 edition)

2/13/18 – Leo Tolstoy’s wife, Sofia, copied War and Peace at least eight times by hand as he wrote it. Some of the episodes were rewritten up to 26 times.

11/20/17 – The longest word in the English has 189,819 letters and takes 3.5 hours to pronounce. Click here to see the word.

9/25/17 – In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when Tom Felton said, “I didn’t know you could read” he was improvising because he forgot his lines.

Trivia Challenge – September

AnswerCrazy Horse

Thursday – On September 5 in 1877, this Sioux chief was killed by a U.S. soldier.

Wednesday – There is a monument being carved of this man out of a mountain in South Dakota.
Tuesday – This Native American defeated General Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Monday – This Native American is known for his resistance to the westward expansion of the white man.

Did you know . . . by Makayla

5/23/17 – Rabbits purr when they are content.

3/28/17 – The ostrich is the only two-toed bird.  All other birds have three or four toes.

1/23/17 – Figs are mentioned in the Bible more than any other fruit.

10/31/16 – Halloween came from a Celtic Holiday called “Samhain” (pronounced sow-in).

Did you know . . . by Joel

5/22/17 – Jenna Ortega is the voice of Alayna of Avalor’s little sister.

3/20/17 – The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany.

1/9/17 – Camel’s bushy eyebrows and two rows of eyelashes protect their eyes in the dessert.

10/24/16 – Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, DC on May 21, 1881.

Did you know . . . by Madi

5/16/17 – The record for the longest time a paper airplane flew is 27.6 seconds.

3/14/17 – A lion rests about 20 hours a day.

12/13/16 – Donner and Blitzen weren’t the original names of two of Santa’s reindeer.  (They were Dunder which is Dutch for thunder and Blixem which is Dutch for lightning.)

10/17/16 – Blue stars are hotter than red stars.

Did you know . . . by Carter

5/10/17 – Damian Wayne (Robin) is the biological son of Ra’s al Ghul.

3/6/17 – Walt Disney originally wanted to build his second park in St. Louis, but they would only let him build there if he served alcohol, so he changed to Florida.

12/7/16 – Each year there are approximately 20,000 “rent-a-Santas” across the United States.

10/11/16 – Mario was first seen in the video game Donkey Kong, but he was called “Jumpman.”  He was also a carpenter then, not a plumber.

Did you know . . . by Megan

5/1/17 – A tiger’s legs are so powerful that they can remain standing even when dead.

2/27/17 – Sloths are three times faster in water than on land and can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes.

11/28/16 – A housefly hums in the key of F.

10/3/16 – Some male songbirds sing more than 2000 times each day.