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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.