Marianne Jennings Author

Hi There!

I'm Marianne Jennings

I loves facts and trivia like Canadians love maple syrup and Astronauts love Tang.

 

 

To help introduce other places, people, and cultures to others, I enjoy sharing interesting and fun facts that are entertaining and memorable.

"Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it."
Mary Oliver

Biography

Marianne Jennings is a self-proclaimed adventure craver and an adventure addict.

By day, she works a regular 9-to-5 job where she gets to encourage people to travel to and explore the great state of Utah.

By night, she writes facts and trivia books while also plotting  her next epic adventure.

She is the Chief Adventure Officer of AdventureCravers.com where she documents some of those adventures, proudly holds the title of favorite aunt to her ten nieces and nephews, and is a lover of new foods and new experiences.

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  • I’m the only girl with 4 younger brothers
  • Have visited 6 of the 7 continents
  • I can lift one eyebrow at a time, but struggle with winking
  • I don’t watch scary movies
  • I have a thing about needing to know where North is
  • I’m only afraid of heights when in the ocean
  • I have a scar on my foot from cutting it accidentally on the cage while shark cage diving in Hawaii.
  • Cheese is my favorite and have never tried a cheese I didn’t like

A Few of My Favorite Facts from my Books...

Everything About Astronauts: Vol. 1

  • LEFT FOOT FIRST – The first step on the Moon taken by Neil Armstrong was with his left foot.

  • YO-YOS – Apollo 17’s Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt brought two Yo-Yos to the Moon with them. While they were instructed to leave them, they both brought them back. Cernan’s yo-yo was sold at an auction in 2006 for $50,000.

  • ASTRO + NAUT = STAR SAILOR – The “astro” part of astronaut comes from the Greek word “astron,” meaning “star.” Astronauts most often refer to people from the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan who travel into space. NASA scientists thought they were the first to coin the word astronaut in the 1950s, but science fiction has used the term since the 1920s

So You Think You Canada, Eh? 

  • POLAR BEAR SAFETY – If you’re in Churchill, Canada and run into a polar bear, you can escape by finding the closest car and getting in.

    It’s normal for residents to leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for this exact situation.

  • MAC & CHEESE – Canadians love their mac & cheese. They eat more Kraft macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world.

  • THE WALKIE-TALKIE – A portable radio signaling system was invented in 1937 by Canadian inventor Donald Hings. It was originally called the “packset.” The first model was not hand held, but was a pack worn on the back.

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