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.
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.
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.
Answer – Mount 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.
Answer – Abraham 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.
Answer – Elvis 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.
Answer – George Frideric Handel
Thursday – One of his most famous compositions is Messiah (1742).
Wednesday – One of his compositions was played for the coronation of George II and for every British coronation since then, traditionally during the anointing.
Tuesday – He was born on this day in 1685 in Germany.
Monday – This man is a famous composer.
Answer – Alexander Hamilton and $10 bill
BONUS: What denomination (amount) of U.S. currency is this man’s face on?
Thursday – He died from a gunshot wound by Aaron Burr in a duel in 1804.
Wednesday – He was selected by George Washington to be the first Secretary of the Treasury.
Tuesday – This man co-authored the Federalist Papers.
Monday – This famous man was born on this day in 1755.
Answer – Bethlehem
Thursday – On a silent night the angels declared the birth of our Savior in this town.
Wednesday – This town is also referred to as the City of David.
Tuesday – This town’s name means “House of Bread.”
Monday – The answer this week is a town in the West Bank of Israel.
Answer – Squanto (or Tisquantum)
Thursday – He taught the Pilgrims how to grow maize and was rescued by them after he was captured by Wampanoag.
Wednesday -He was part of the Patuxet tribe, but when he returned he found that they had been decimated by a plague.
Tuesday – He crossed the Atlantic Ocean 6 times during his lifetime.
Monday – This man was born somewhere near present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts.