Facts to make you smile!:
- Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, who respectively voiced Mickey and Minnie Mouse, were married in real life.
- The voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Jim Cummings, calls children’s hospitals in his spare time to cheer up sick children.
- Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan wrote his daughter’s initials on the surface of the moon. The initials “TDC” are still there, and likely will be for tens of thousands of years.
- A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
- Not only do penguins mate for life, but they also spend time finding a pebble to give their mate in order to “propose.”
- During the Christmas Truce of 1914, German and British soldiers played a game of soccer in the “no man’s land” between trenches.
- Mister Rogers was given the honors of pouring the wax that made the 1,000,000,000th Crayola crayon.
- Newborn giant pandas are about the size of a stick of butter.
- Otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t float away from one another.
- Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn.
- Mr. Rogers personally replied to every piece of fan mail that he ever received.