Samples of fun facts you'll find inside...
Winnie the Pooh
Famous author, A.A. Milne named Winnie-the-Pooh after a real orphaned, black bear cub named Winnipeg who was transferred from Canada to the London Zoo.
An orphaned, black bear female cub was found and sold to a soldier, Harry Colebourne, as a pet in White River, Ontario. He named her Winnipeg Bear after his hometown.
Colebourne was transferred to Europe and knew he couldn’t take care of his pet bear and made arrangements to keep her in the London Zoo in 1915, where she was known as Winnie.
She was adored by many including a little boy named Christopher Robin Milne who would visit the zoo with his father A.A. Milne.
Christopher received a stuffed bear as a birthday present and named her Winnie-the-Pooh.
A.A. Milne started writing children’s stories based on the beloved bear at the zoo, his son, and his son’s stuffed animals.
Playing Cards as Currency
Did You Know?
Due to a chronic shortage of coinage in 1685, playing cards were once used as currency in Canada.
Letters to Santa
Every Christmas, Santa Claus receives around one million letters from around the world, even as far away as New Zealand or South Africa.
Santa Claus has his own special mailing address with his very own postal code. Send your letters to:
North Pole, H0H 0H0
In case you didn’t notice, Santa’s unique zip/postal code H0H 0H0 is extra special because it reads as “Ho ho ho.”
SANTA SPEAKS ALL THE LANGUAGES. It doesn’t matter what language you send your letters in, Santa answers the letters in the same language in which they are sent. Some years, this means it’s close to 200 different languages.
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