PEZ Pops Up

Where does the brand name PEZ come from and for added fun, can you name at least two flavors that don’t appear to have made it into the lineup?

It’s the Voice !!

Thurl Ravenscroft, who sang “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” in the movie “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”was also the voice of Tony the Tiger, the cartoon character that has been used in advertising and packaging of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and recently some other Kellogg’s brand cereals.

The Grinch and the Tiger

What’s the connection between Tony the Tiger and the motion picture “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”?

Forty Is the Loner

The number 40 (f-o-r-t-y) is the only number whose letters are in alphabetical order when spelled out as a word!

Will the Real Cookie Monster . . .

During one of the episodes (2004) of Sesame Street, Cookie Monster mentioned that before he started eating all those cookies and was given the name we all know and love him by, his given name was actually ‘Sid.’

Cookie Monster

Did you know that Sesame Street’s very own Cookie Monster had a real name? What is it?

Street Etiquette

Jaywalking appears to come from Kansas (at least that’s where we find the first written evidence of use).  Initially people used the term”jay-driver,” to refer to a driver of carriages or vehicles who drove on the wrong side of the road. But then in The Kansas City Star, there is a line about pedestrians walking along the left, rather than the right side of the street, by noting that walking on the sidewalk would be easier if the pedestrians would  “. . . . . . . .  keep to the right and avoid collisions and being called a ‘jay walker.’” It seems the term really referred to proper walking technique on city streets and I am not sure if anyone really knows why it morphed into a reference to crossing the street in violation of the traffic laws.  That said, there are sources that assert the term “jay” was an old slang word for “foolish person.” We may never know for sure, but don’t jaywalk!