Sunday, December 12, 2010

⅏Did You Know - These Random Facts? #1 - December

Did You Know? for the month of

  • Captain John Smith met Pocahontas in 1607.  Pocahontas is credited with saving Smith's life by throwing herself over him when he was about to be executed.  She was only 12!
  • The movie musical Oliver! opened in 1968.  It featured the hit song "Food Glorious Food," which became famous again in an ad for cheese ("Cheese Glorious Cheese") in the 1980s!
  • Tom Hanks was stranded on a deserted island in Cast Away, released in 2000.  Hanks' character's name is a pun: C.Noland - Get it? (see no land)!
  • Shirley Temple married businessman Charles Black in 1950.  She said part of the reason she was attracted to him was that he'd never seen any of her films!
    Tom Hanks
  • Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie starred in Stuart Little, released in 1999.  The Littles' pet cat, Snowbell, was played by five identical white Chinchilla Persian cats who were each trained in specific tasks!

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