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Fun Fact Friday: The Plaster Oscars

Fun Fact Friday: The Plaster Oscars

Did you know that during World War II, metal was so scarce that the Oscar trophy given out by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was made of plaster? It’s true! Because the focus on the war effort, any spare manufacturing and material resources were funneled into making tanks, planes, and other

Fun Fact Friday: Lincoln and Booth

Did you know that Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, saved President Lincoln’s son’s life, prior to Lincoln’s assassination? It’s true! Edwin Booth was actually a nationally known Shakespearean actor, and happened to be in New Jersey at the time, coincidentally sharing a train platform with Robert Lincoln. Interestingly, Robert Lincoln knew exactly who

Fun Fact Friday: Impact Day

Did you know that every year, folks here at Discovery have a day set aside to volunteer and give something back to the community? It’s true! It’s called Impact Day! Impact Day activities can range anywhere from feeding the homeless, or making cat toys for the local animal shelter, to painting fences at a local

Fun Fact Friday: Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

Did you know that Levar Burton recently started a Kickstarter (a crowd funding service) to re-launch an all new Reading Rainbow site, and that it raised 1 million dollars in 24 hours? It’s true! Burton, and Reading Rainbow have been covered by Fun Fact Friday before. His tireless efforts to promote reading and literacy have