Showing posts with label 10 fun facts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 10 fun facts. Show all posts

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Dr. Seuss - 10 Fun Facts (Theodor Suess Geisel, Writer, Cartoonist, Animator, Artist)

Dr. Seuss is well known for his amazing children's books, but did you know these 10 Fun Facts about him:
  1. Dr. Seuss' real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel. His pen names were Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone and Theophrastus Seuss.
  2. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Theodor Robert Geisel and Henrietta Seuss Geisel.
  3. Theodor (Dr. Seuss) was raised as a Lutheran.
  4. While attending Dartmouth College, Geisel (Dr. Seuss) became Editor-in-Chief for the college humor magazine; Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern. He got caught drinking alcohol with friends so the Dean of the college made him resign from all extra curricular activities including his Editor-In-Chief position, but Geisel continued to secretly write for the college magazine under a pen name "SEUSS". He graduated from Dartmouth in 1925.
  5. Geisel met his first wife Helen Palmer while attending Lincoln College, Oxford, and married in 1927. It was Helen who influenced him to draw for a living instead of being a professor. Ironically, she was also a writer, cartoonist and animator. Helen died on October 23, 1967 at the age of 68. He remarried Audrey Stone Diamond the following year in 1968.
  6. Geisel had other work adventures like: Illustrator for advertising campaigns, most notably for Flit and Standard Oil, and as a political cartoonist for PM, a New York City newspaper. During World War II, he worked in an animation department of the United States Army, where he wrote Design for Death, a film that later won the 1947 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.
  7. Dr. Seuss published 44 Children's books. His most notable books are:
    • The Cat in the Hat
    • Green Eggs and Ham
    • One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
    •  Horton Hatches an Egg
    • The Lorax
    • Horton Hears a Who
    • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  8. Dr. Seuss never had any children.
  9. Dr. Seuss died of throat cancer on September 24, 1991 (age 87) at his home in La Jolla, California. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered. Dr. Seuss' Online Memorial, Click here
  10. Dr. Seuss' honors include: three Academy awards, three Emmy awards, a Peabody award, three Caldecott Honors, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal and the Pulitzer Prize. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the 6500 block Hollywood Boulevard.
Dr. Seuss Books in order of Publication date:
  1. And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street 1937
  2. 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, The 1938
  3. King's Stilts, The 1939
  4. Horton Hatches The Egg 1940
  5. McElligot's Pool 1947
  6. Thidwick, The Big-Hearted Moose 1948
  7. Bartholomew and the Oobleck 1949
  8. If I Ran The Zoo 1950
  9. Gerald McBoing Boing 1952
  10. Horton Hears A Who 1954
  11. Scrambled Eggs Super! 1954
  12. On Beyond Zebra 1955
  13. If I Ran The Circus 1956
  14. Cat in the Hat, The 1957
  15. How The Grinch Stole Christmas 1957
  16. Big Brag, The (from Yertle the Turtle &…) 1958
  17. Gertrude McFuzz (from Yertle the Turtle &…) 1958
  18. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories 1958
  19. Happy Birthday to You! 1959
  20. Green Eggs and Ham 1960
  21. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish 1960
  22. Sneetches and Other Stories, The 1961
  23. Too Many Daves (from The Sneetches & …) 1961
  24. What Was I Scared Of? (from The Sneetches & …) 1961
  25. Zax, The (from The Sneetches & …) 1961
  26. Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book 1962
  27. Dr. Seuss's ABC 1963
  28. Hop on Pop 1963
  29. Fox in Socks 1965
  30. I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew 1965
  31. Cat in the Hat Beginner Book, The 1966
  32. Cat in the Hat Song Book, The 1967
  33. Cat in the Hat Comes Back, The 1968
  34. Foot Book, The 1968
  35. Glunk That Got Thunk, The (from I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today &…) 1969
  36. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today and Other Stories 1969
  37. King Looie Katz (from I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today & …) 1969
  38. My Book About Me, by Me Myself I Wrote It! I Drew It! 1969
  39. I Can Draw Myself 1970
  40. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? 1970
  41. Lorax, The 1971
  42. Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! 1972
  43. Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973
  44. Shape of Me and Other Stuff 1973
  45. Great Day For Up! 1974
  46. There's a Wocket In My Pocket 1974
  47. Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! 1975
  48. Cat's Quizzer, The 1976
  49. I Can Read With My Eyes Shut 1978
  50. Oh Say Can You Say 1979
  51. Hunches in Bunches 1982
  52. Butter Battle Book, The 1984
  53. You're Only Old Once! 1986
  54. I Am Not Going To Get Up Today! 1987
  55. Oh, The Places You'll Go! 1990
  56. My Many Colored Days 1996
Dr. Seuss writing as LeSieg (Dr. Seuss's last name, Geisel, spelled backwards).
  1. Ten Apples up on Top! Illustrated by Roy McKie 1961
  2. I Wish that I had Duck Feet Illustrated by B. Tobey 1965
  3. Come over to My House Illustrated by Richard Erdoes 1966
  4. The Eye Book Illustrated by Roy McKie 1968 Illustrated by Joe Mathieu 1999
  5. I Can Write! A Book by Me, Myself Illustrated by Roy McKie 1971
  6. In a People House Illustrated by Roy McKie 1972
  7. The Many Mice of Mr. Brice (A pop-up book) Illustrated by Roy McKie 1973
  8. Wacky Wednesday Illustrated by George Booth 1974
  9. Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? Illustrated by Roy McKie 1975
  10. Hooper Humperdink? Not Him! Illustrated by Charles E Martin 1976
  11. Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! Illustrated by Art Cummings 1977
  12. Maybe You Should Fly A Jet! Maybe You Should Be A Vet! Illustrated by Michael J Smollin 1980
  13. The Tooth Book Illustrated by Roy McKie 1981, Illustrated by Joe Mathieu 2000
Dr. Seuss writing as Loretta Stone
  1. Because a Little Bug Went Ka-choo ill. by Michael Frith 1975


Thursday, November 01, 2012

Henry Ford - 10 Fun Facts (Businessman, Clara, Model T, Model A, Edison, Edsel, Chief Engineer)

Henry Ford - 10 Fun Facts:

  1. Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 to William Ford & Mary Litogot on a wealthy Dearborn farm in  Greenfield Township, Wayne County, Michigan.
  2. At the age of 13, Ford's curiosity with mechanics drove him to take apart a pocket watch that his father had gifted him, then he reassembled the watch to perfection.
  3. In 1888, Henry Ford married Clara Jane Bryant. They were the parents to one son; Edsel Bryant Ford, 1893-1943.
  4. In 1893, Henry Ford was hired as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company and his natural talents promoted him to Chief Engineer.
  5. In 1896, Ford developed his plans for a horseless carriage and built his first model, the Ford Quadricycle, which included:
    • 2 cylinder ethanol powered engine 
    • 4 horsepower
    • Driven by a chain. 
    • 2 gear transmission: 1st gear at 10 mph, 2nd gear at 20 mph 
    • Did not have a reverse gear. 
    • Had 4 bicycle wire wheels 
    • 3 gallon (11 L) fuel tank under the seat.  (Today the original Quadricycle resides at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan).
  6. In 1903, Henry Ford established the Ford Motor Company, proclaiming, "I will build a car for the great multitude." On October 1, 1908 he did what he said, when he introduced the Model T, for $850. In the Model T's nineteen years of production, nearly 15,500,000 were sold in the United States alone.
  7. In 1913, Ford sponsored the development of the moving assembly line technique of mass production. What once took 728 minutes to assemble a complete chassis (the car frame), now only took 93 minutes. Simultaneously, he introduced the $5 per day wage ($110 in 2011), which was nearly doubling the wages offered by other manufacturers. This was a successful method of keeping the best workers loyal to his company.
  8. In 1918, half of all cars in America were Ford Model T's.
  9. Ford offered profit sharing to choice employees who stayed with the company for six months and, most important, who conducted their lives in a respectable manner. To ensure that great employees were being hired and maintained, the Ford company's “Social Department” looked into an employee’s drinking, gambling and otherwise uncouth activities to determine eligibility for employment.
  10. On April 7, 1947, Henry Ford died of a cerebral hemorrhage, at the age of 83, near his Dearborn estate, in Fair Lane, Michigan. He and his wife Clara are buried in the FORD CEMETERY. Click here to view his online memorial >>.
Henry Ford is considered one of America's leading businessmen, and is credited today for helping to build America's economy during the nation's vulnerable early years. His legacy will live on for decades to come.

Henry Ford Quotes, click here >>

Young Henry Ford

 Clara Bryant & Henry Ford's Wedding Certificate

 Henry Ford's wife Clara with their only child, Edsel Ford in 1894

Henry Ford Portrait

Henry & Clara Ford's first home

Henry Ford Estates

Henry Ford Signature
Henry Ford Portrait
Portrait of Henry Ford - Free Pictures at Historical Stock  

Henry Ford sitting with good friend Thomas Edison

Henry Ford & Clara Ford riding in the Quadricycle (Ford's first car)

The FORD Model T - 1908

The FORD Model A - 1931 Deluxe Roadster
Henry & Clara Ford in the Grand Canyon

 L-R: Thomas Alva Edison, John Burroughs, and Henry Ford
Ft. Myers, Florida, 1914.
Thomas Edison, John Burroughs, and Henry Ford - Free Pictures at Historical Stock
Portrait of Clara Jane Ford; wife of Henry Ford.
Clara Ala Bryant, Mrs Henry Ford - Free Pictures at Historical Stock
Henry Ford During an interview in 1915.

Henry Ford During an Interview - Free Pictures at Historical Stock
L-R: Edsel Ford, Clara Ford & Henry Ford at the dedication of the Edison Institute

Henry Ford is considered one of America's leading Businessman
     Henry Ford in a Suit and Tie - Free Pictures at Historical Stock

 Henry Ford standing on the steps of the White House 

after a meeting with President, in 1927
Henry Ford at the White House - Free Pictures at Historical Stock
Aerial view of the Henry Ford Rouge Plant in 1930

81,000 men on payroll - Size: 6,952,484 sq ft
Photo Credit:

 Henry Ford on the cover of Time Magazine, January 14, 1935.

(Copyrights on this issue were not renewed) 
Photo Credit: Wikipedia

 Henry Ford & Carla Ford are buried in the Ford Cemetery 

in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Dallas Cowboys - 10 Fun Facts (NFL, 1960, Arlington, Texas, Super Bowl, Cheerleaders, Jerry Jones, Jason Garrett, 2.1 Billion)

  1. The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football franchise that plays in the Eastern Division of the National Football League (NFL). They are headquartered in Valley Ranch (Irving Texas) which is a suburb of Dallas.
  2. The Dallas Cowboy's Team was established in 1960 as an expansion team.
  3. The Dallas Cowboys are known for their beautiful CHEERLEADERS. 
  4. In 1990, the Cowboys' started a streak of 160 sold-out regular and post-season games. This included 79 straight sellouts at their former home, Texas Stadium, and 81 straight sell-outs on the road.
  5. The Cowboys are the only NFL team to record 20 straight winning seasons (1966–85).
  6. The Dallas Cowboys have eight Super Bowl appearances, and won five Super Bowl Championships in 1971, 1977, 1992, 1993, and 1995.
  7. Home games are played at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
  8. Current Head Coach: Jason Garrett. Current Owner/President/General Manager: Jerry Jones
  9. An article from Forbes Magazine, dated September 5, 2012, lists the Cowboys as the highest valued sports franchise in the history of the United States.
  10. The Dallas Cowboys are the wealthiest team in the NFL, with an estimated value of approximately $2.1 billion, generating almost $269 million in annual revenue.
Jason Garrett. Head Coach for the Dallas Cowboys.

Jerry Jones. Owner/President/General Manager for the Dallas Cowboys.

Tony Romo. Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.

Cowboys Stadium. Home field to the Dallas Cowboys. Located in Arlington, Texas.

Super Bowl Championship Rings from 1971, 1977, 1992, 1993, 1997

Dallas Cowboys Logo

Dallas Cowboys 5 Super Bowl Trophies from 1971, 1977, 1992, 1993, 1997

Dallas Cowboys Helmet & Football at Cowboys Stadium

Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys - America's Team

Dallas Cowboys in the Red Zone.

Rowdy the Dallas Cowboys Mascot.

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