In 1991, in real life, Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse, married Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse.
On May 31, 1819, one of the greatest American poets, Walt Whitman, was born. A native New Yorker, Whitman grew up in Brooklyn and became the editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle External. Over time he started experimenting with poetry without a regular rhythm or rhyme – now referred to as ‘free verse.’ His famous poem Leaves of Grass was first published anonymously in 1855, but he kept revising and enlarging the poem – the final, ninth edition was published in 1892, the year Walt Whitman died.
P.S. Walt Whitman shares a birth date (but not the same year) with Clint Eastwood.
“I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.”
I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.
Who were the voices of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and what was their non-comic connection?
Hawaiian Punch was originally developed in 1934 as a tropical flavored ice cream topping.
“If it weren’t for lawyers, we wouldn’t need them”
Hawaiian Punch wasn’t originally developed as a drink.
What was it’s originally intended use?
Editor Bennett Cerf challenged Dr. Seuss to write a book using no more than 50 different words. The result: “I do so like green eggs and ham. Thank you. Thank you, Sam-I-am.” Green Eggs and Ham!, the children’s book by Dr. Seuss, published in August of 1960, had sold over 8 million copies around the world by 2016.
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
What did Editor Bennett Cerf challenge Dr. Seuss to to do and what was the result?