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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.

Did you know . . . by Sydney

4/24/17 – The skull on the headboard in Disneyland’s Pirates of the Caribbean is a real skull.

2/13/17 – One day somebody snuck a weapon into Disneyland and shot the glass in The Haunted Mansion ballroom. Instead of replacing the glass, Disney put a spider over the hole and painted a web to cover it up.

11/21/16 – Staff can play basketball in the Matterhorn at Disneyland.

9/26/16 – P.L. Travers, the writer of Mary Poppins, did not like any of the songs for the movie Mary Poppins except “Let’s Go Fly a Kite.”  If they did not have that song she would have probably backed out of the movie deal.

Did you know . . . by Andrew

4/10/17 – Deadpool 27 was the world record of most comic book characters on a cover.  The previous record was 224, and this book had 232.

2/6/17 – The largest comic book collection is in the Library of Congress. They currently hold over 100,000 individual issues.

11/14/16 – The Illinois results for the vote for president were 55.4% for Hillary Clinton, 39.4% for Donald Trump, 3.8% for Gary Johnson, and 1.4% for Jill Stein.  The Jersey County results were Donald Trump 71%, Hillary Clinton 25%, Gary Johnson 4%, and Jill Stein 1%.

9/19/16 –  May 29th is put your pillow in a fridge day.

Did you know . . . by Will

4/3/17 – A baby rabbit is actually called a kit which is short for kitten.

1/30/17 – The hole in the top of a pen cap is there so that if someone were to swallow it, it won’t completely cut off their air supply.

11/7/16 – About one-fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States.

9/12/16 – The state dance for Illinois, and 27 other states, is square dancing.

Trivia Challenge – May

AnswerMount St. Helens

Thursday – It is known as Lawetlat’la to the indigenous Cowlitz people.

Wednesday – On this date this mountain erupted with a 5.1 magnitude, causing a massive avalanche and killing 57 people.

Tuesday – It is part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc and located in the Cascade Range.

Monday – This week’s answer is a mountain.

Trivia Challenge – April

AnswerAbraham Lincoln

Thursday – He was shot on this date in 1865 while watching a play at Ford’s Theater.

Wednesday – He signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863.

Tuesday – He gave a famous speech called the Gettysburg Address.

Monday – This man was once the president of the United States.

Trivia Challenge – March

AnswerElvis Presley

Thursday – He was inducted into the army on this date in 1958.

Wednesday – In 1973 he was featured in the first globally broadcast concert via satellite.

Tuesday – He is a famous singer, although he also starred in several movies.

Monday – This man was born in Tupelo, MS in 1935 and died at the early age of 42.