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One of my favorite things to do while hooking an easy blanket pattern is watch Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. The blanket grows and so does my brain! So, I thought I'd give you all a little taste of that enjoyable crochet + trivia combination with our very own mini version in Laying It All Out. We love giving you a little extra fun and a few extra facts as you enjoy your crochet hobby!
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9/25/18 - The man who voiced Mickey Mouse and the woman who voiced Minnie Mouse got married in real life:
TRUE!! Wayne Allwine, the man who voiced Mickey, and Russi Taylor, the woman who voiced Minnie, married in 1991. The pair voiced the iconic mouse duo together starting in the mid-'80s and until Allwine's death in 2009. Taylor continues to lend her vocal talents to Minnie. Allwine once commented that Mickey's eternal optimism rubbed off on him, and that Taylor's love of people and her incredible sweetness make her the perfect Minnie. Sounds like they made a lovely couple (of mice)!
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10/2/18 - A hyena named Bob once lived in the White House.
FALSE!! - Actually, his name was Bill. (Hehe.) But, really! Theodore Roosevelt was known for being a great animal lover, and had a fondness for exotic pets, in particular. Apparently, world leaders found out about this predilection and began sending Roosevelt gifts of exotic animals. In 1904, Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia's contribution to the Roosevelt menagerie was Bill, the hyena. Bill lived in the White House for a time, begging scraps from the dinner table and learning tricks from the president, himself. But eventually Bill was sent off to the National Zoo to live out the rest of his days along with Joe, the lion, and the other less White House-broken pets.
BONUS FUN FACT! Did you know that hyenas are not in the dog OR cat family? They're more closely related to cats, but their closest relatives are meerkats and mongoose and such. And they are a member of the Hyaenidae family, one of the smallest carnivore families out there. Now ya know!
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10/9/18 - The Eiffel Tower is shrinking as we speak.
TRUE!! But don’t worry- it’ll grow again next summer! Every year the Eiffel Tower grows 6 inches during the summer months because high temperatures make iron expand, and then every fall the Tower returns to its normal size. So, currently, the iconic French landmark is in its shrinking stage! Which means, of course, that if you climb the tower in July, you'll stand about 6 inches higher in space than your cousin who climbed it in February. Luckily, Champagne and Brie taste just as delicious at any altitude.
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10/16/18 - Albert Einstein flunked math when he was a kid.
FALSE!! Einstein, as you may imagine, was a math prodigy. By his own words in 1935: “I never failed in mathematics... Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential and integral calculus.” He even came up with his own way to prove the Pythagorean theorem (a fundamental relationship in geometry among the 3 sides of a right triangle) before he was 16. That said, the first time he took the entrance exam for the Federal Polytechnic Academy in Zurich, Switzerland, he flunked the French, botany, and zoology sections. The language arts, in general, would forever challenge him. So, ya know, go easy on your kiddos when they struggle with certain subjects... they might just turn out to be supremely gifted, ground-breaking physicists!
But how did this myth begin and gain traction? Simple. The rating system at his high school changed. Whereas the highest mark a student could earn had once been 1 and the lowest 6, the school flip-flopped it. So anyone looking up Einstein's high school records would have seen that he received a bunch of 1s, a failing mark in the new grading system, and would have therefore thought that he had failed math. A lesson to all on the importance of historical context when analyzing any information!
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What's your favorite trivia subject? Pop culture? History? Literature? The Yarn Arts...? :)
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