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Ten Fun Facts About Wonder Woman

Wonder WomanSummer is almost here. Blockbuster movies about comic book characters are going to start filling the theaters. With that in mind, along with  a deep seated need to finally see The Avengers, I thought I’d share a few fun fact about Wonder Woman. I know, I know she’s from DC Comics not Marvel, but you get the connection.  As we may have already mentioned, Wonder Woman was the inspiration behind the Amazon series that, Melinda and I  write together. With the draft of my current WIP almost done, we’re are making plans to finally finish up the sequel to Amazon Heat.  So, what better inspiration then to share a few fun fact about an awesome super hero who kicks butt in an awesome pair of boots.

  1. Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston (the inventor of the polygraph).
  2. Wonder Woman’s alter ego is Diana Prince/Princess Diana of Themyscira.
  3. Wonder Woman made her first appearance in December 1941 in All-Star Comics #8.
  4. In creating her William Marston wanted to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.
  5. Initially, Wonder Woman was an Amazon champion who wins the right to return Steve Trevor — a United States intelligence officer whose plane had crashed on the Amazons’ isolated island homeland — to “Man’s World” and to fight crime and the evil of the Nazis. Her origin story was later revamped to increase her Hellenic and mythological roots. She received the blessing of each deity in her crib, Diana is destined to become “beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, stronger than Hercules, and swifter than Mercury.” Her origin was changed yet again in 2011 making her a demigod, the natural-born daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus.
  6. Wonder Woman had arsenal of powerful god-forged weapons at her disposal, but her signature weapons are her indestructible bracelets and the Lasso of Truth.
  7. In the television show the bullet proof material the braclets were formed of was called ‘Feminum’. In the comic books, it was called ‘Amazonium’.
  8. Wonder Woman spinning into costume was also solely a television fixture. She would spin her lasso around herself in the comic books to transform.
  9. She depict her as a masterful athlete, acrobat, fighter and strategist, trained and experienced in many ancient and modern forms of armed and unarmed combat, including exclusively Amazonian martial arts.
  10. In May 2011, Wonder Woman placed fifth on IGN’s Top 100 Comic Book Heroes of All Time.

So now I ask, who is your favorite superhero and why?

~Rayna/R.A.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving here in the United States is only two days away. I’m sure we all have many things we’re thankful for this year. I’m thankful to be surrounded by supportive and loving friends and family. I’m thankful that they are all happy and healthy. With Turkey Day almost upon us, I thought I’d share a little trivia for you to challenge your family with at the table.

  • President Abraham Lincoln, prompted by a series of editorials written by Sarah Josepha Hale, proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day, to be celebrated on the final Thursday in November 1863
  • On October 6, 1941, both houses of the U.S. Congress passed a joint resolution fixing the traditional last-Thursday date for the holiday beginning in 1942. However, in December of that year the Senate passed an amendment to the resolution that split the difference by requiring that Thanksgiving be observed annually on the fourth Thursday of November, which was sometimes the last Thursday and sometimes (less frequently) the next to last
  • Thomas Jefferson thought the concept of Thanksgiving was “the most ridiculous idea I’ve ever heard.”
  • Every President since Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day. But in 1939, 1940, and 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November to lengthen the holiday shopping season. This upset people.
  • Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.
  • George Washington, leader of the revolutionary forces in the American Revolutionary War, proclaimed a Thanksgiving in December 1777 as a victory celebration honoring the defeat of the British at Saratoga.
  • Fossil evidence shows that turkeys roamed the Americas 10 million years ago.
  • Wild turkeys have very powerful legs and can run at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. Their top speed in flight is 55 miles per hour. Domestic birds, on the other hand, are bred to be heavier and cannot fly.
  • The first unofficial presidential pardons were granted to domestic turkeys in 1947, and since then every president has “pardoned” two birds (a presidential turkey and a vice presidential turkey) before Thanksgiving.

Here’s a few facts from me, know any other interesting Thanksgiving facts? Please share.

I wish everyone a safe, happy, and trivia filled Thanksgiving.

~Rayna