Now You Know

How did Clark Kent get his name?

When conceived in 1934, Superman was endowed with the strength of
ten men, but he couldn’t fly. After being turned down by fifteen syndicators,
the Man of Steel took to the air and acquired the needed
strength to become a super legend. Some say Superman’s success is
within the storyline of his secret identity, whose name was derived
from two popular actors of the time: “Clark” Gable and “Kent” Taylor.

Who was Mortimer Mouse and whatever happened to him?

Mortimer was Walt Disney’s original name for a cartoon mouse in the
historic 1928 cartoon “Plane Crazy.” When Walt came home and told
his wife about the little mouse, she didn’t like the name “Mortimer”
and suggested that “Mickey” was more pleasant-sounding. Walt
thought about it for a while and then grudgingly gave in, and that’s
how Mickey, and not Mortimer, went on to become the foundation of
an entertainment empire.

How did the cartoon character Bugs Bunny get his name?

In 1940, Warner Bros. asked its illustrators for sketches of a “tall, lanky,
mean rabbit” for a cartoon titled “Hare-um Scare-um.” Someone in the
office labelled the submission from cartoonist “Bugs” Hardaway as
“Bugs’ Bunny” and sent it on. Although his drawings weren’t used, the
words that labelled them were given to the rabbit star of the 1940 cartoon
“A Wild Hare,” which introduced “Bugs Bunny.”

How did the Wizard Of Oz get that name?

The classic tale of Dorothy in the land of Oz came from the imagination
of L. Frank Baum, who made up the story for his son and a group
of children one evening in 1899. When a little girl asked him the name
of this magical land with the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Cowardly Lion,
he looked around the room for inspiration. He happened to be sitting
next to a filing cabinet with the drawers labelled “A-G,” “H-N,” and
finally “O-Z,” which gave him a quick answer: “Oz.”

Have you ever wondered how Cinderella could have walked in a glass slipper?

The story of Cinderella was passed along orally for centuries before it
was written down by Charles Perrault in 1697. While doing so he mistook
the word vair, meaning ermine, for the word verre, meaning glass.
By the time he realized his mistake, the story had become too popular
to change, and so instead of an ermine slipper, Cinderella wore glass.
Why is a beautiful blonde called a “blonde bombshell”?
The expression “blonde bombshell,” often used to describe a dynamic
and sexy woman with blonde hair, came from a 1933 movie starring
Jean Harlow. Hollywood first titled the film Bombshell, but
because it sounded like a war film, the British changed the title to
Blonde Bombshell. It originally referred only to the platinum-haired
Miss Harlow, but has come to mean any gorgeous woman of the
blonde persuasion.

From The Book Titled "Now You Know" by Doug Lennox