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