Tuesday, April 5, 2011


~  Henry Fonda once said, "How in the hell would you like to have been in this business for as long as I, and then have one of your kids win an Oscar before you did?"  His daughter Jane Fonda had won a Best Actress Oscar for "Klute" (1971).  He won an Oscar 10 years later for "On Golden Pond."

~  The bird pictured on the official flag and seal of Atlanta, Georgia is not a Falcon, Hawk or Thrasher (the name of pro sports teams in Atlanta), but a Phoenix.  The bird is shown rising from its ashes, symbolizing the city's rebirth after is was devastated by fire in 1864.

~  The winged woman depicted in the Emmy Award statuette is holding an atom.  According to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the statuette's wings represent the muse of art and the atom represents the electron of science.

~  In 1999 California's Disneyland transformed the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse into Tarzan's Treehouse.  The Swiss Family Robinson's treehouse had been a fixture in the Anaheim theme park since 1962.

~  The extra-long twin beds manufactured for college dorms are five inches longer than standard twin beds.  The standard twin is 39 by 75 inches; the extra-long twin is 39 by 80.

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