As far back as the 1920's Australia serves buttered white bread with sprinkles ( or 100s and 1000s an Australian candy) and call it Fairy Bread thespruceeats.com/fairy-b…
Fairy dust was later added to Peter Pan after several reports of kids hurting themselves after attempting to fly from their beds theguardian.com/childrens…
Cotton Candy is called Fairy Floss in Australia grunge.com/54701/untold-t…
The first narrative film (The Fairy of the Cabbage) was made by Alice Guy-BlachΓ©, the first female director ever in 1896. She was also the first director to use an all African-American cast (different movie) independent.co.uk/life-st…
There is an unusual instrument called the celeste/celesta which looks like a piano, but has metal plates like a xylophone, instead of strings, inside. This instrument is what gives the Nutcracker's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies, and the Harry Potter theme, their distinct sound. youtu.be/Aw7HAyq54rw
The white noddy or fairy tern, native to tropical Pacific islands, is notable for laying its egg on a bare branch in a small depression without a nest. It is also considered one of the most useful of land-finding birds to mariners since these seabirds generally roam within 45 km of their island. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
In 2019 scientists discovered a new species of wrasse they called the 'Vibranium Fairy Wrasse' who's Latin name is 'Cirrhilabrus wakanda' - named after the mythical nation of Wakanda and the metal in the Marvel universe. sydney.edu.au/news-opinio…
Today I learned about the Florida fairy shrimp, which was discovered in 1952 to be a unique species of fairy shrimp specific to a single pond in Gainesville, Florida. When researchers returned to that pond in 2011, they realized it had been filled in for development, thereby causing the species to go extinct. biologicaldiversity.org/n…
: The fairy tale of "Little Red Riding Hood" has been interpreted as a puberty rite, stemming from a prehistoric origin. The girl, leaving home, enters a liminal state and by going through the acts of the tale, is transformed into an adult woman by the act of coming out of the wolf's stomach. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lit…
There's a Grimm's fairy tale about a mouse, bird, and sentient sausage living together in harmony pitt.edu/~dash/grimm023.h…
For millennia Autism and other sudden disabilities was explained by the Changeling folklore. A fairy or demon would steal a normal baby and replace them with their own child in disguise. The Changeling would cry, scream, not display social behavior, or just become completely unresponsive. pitt.edu/~dash/changeling…
Fairy Chess Pieces are alternate chess pieces used for variants of chess, with different movements and rules. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
According to Welsh legends fairies used to ride corgis into battle akc.org/expert-advice/lif…
When foxes discovered fairy penguins on a small Australian island, they nearly wiped the colony out. Swampy Marsh, a chicken farmer, began sending Maremma dogs to protect the birds. Over the next 10 years not a single penguin was killed by a fox. bbc.com/news/magazine-350…
Today I learned of the Fairy Investigation Society, dedicated to proving and documenting the existence of fairies, whose members included, among others, Walt Disney en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
"Changeling" stories of human babies stolen from their parents and replaced with Fairy children may have been an explanation for children with autism abc.net.au/science/articl…
The purpose of the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast" was to help young girls accept arranged marriages. theatlantic.com/entertain…
J.M. Barrie added the requirement of fairy dust for flying, because so many children injured themselves trying to fly after seeing the first production of β€œPeter Pan” theguardian.com/childrens…
There is a species of giant fairy shrimp which can reach lengths as long as 3.1 inches. arizonafairyshrimp.com/gi…
Fairies in traditional folklore are considered malevolent creatures to be avoided and warded off, rather than the benevolent creatures modern culture suggests. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
In Season 8 Episode 2 of 'The Fairly OddParents', Timmy Turner is on fairy trial for keeping his first ever wish a secret. It's revealed that the wish was for everyone to stop aging so he could have his fairies forever. When asked how long ago the wish was made, he guesses around 50 years. fairlyoddparents.wikia.co…
The inspiration of the song Fairies Wear Boots by Black Sabbath is disputed. Geezer Butler states it is about Skinheads, but the guitarist Tony Iommi believes it originated with a hallucination. The original lyricist Ozzy Osbourne does not even remember personally writing the lyrics. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
That, in the original Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother is in fact a cynical device to show that while you may have intelligence, grace and charm, you will never succeed without the right connections en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
Today I learned of the pacifier tree in Denmark. This is a kid’s first rite of passage, which is on the same level as the Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause. joshuasofaer.com/2018/02/…
Today I learned of Fairy bread. It is sliced white bread spread with margarine or butter and covered with sprinkles. It's mainly eaten by children during parties in Australia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
Machine-spun cotton candy was invented in 1897 by dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton, and first introduced to a wide audience at the 1904 World's Fair as "Fairy Floss" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cot…
The modern fairy tale version of 'Beauty and the Beast' can be traced back almost 300 years to French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneu in 1740, but research seems to indicate that the story of Beauty And The Beast is about 4,000 years old (as is Rumpelstiltskin). bbc.co.uk/news/uk-3535848…
Today I learned about Bridget Cleary, an Irish woman killed in 1895 because her husband, father, and others claimed she had been stolen by Fairies and replaced with a Changeling. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Today I learned of the origin of touching wood for luck. Some theorise that it comes from pagan folklore where tapping on a tree would release fairies and spirits to watch over you. touchwoodforluck.com.au/h…
The melody of the Fairy Fountain song from the Legend of Zelda series comes from a lovely Japanese love song from the 80's. youtu.be/Q7M9958enRk
One of the reasons why the girls that took the Cottingley Fairies photos did not originally state they were fake was because Sir Arthur Conan Doyle believed them to be real, and they did not wish to embarrass him. To the day they died, both girls insisted they had really seen fairies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cot…
The Tinkerbell effect is an American English expression describing things that are thought to exist only because people believe in them. The effect is named after Tinker Bell, the fairy in the play Peter Pan, who is revived from near death by the belief of the audience. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
Today I learned about cluricaune, a solitary household sprite that likes to drink wine and ride on dogback; it is one of three solitary fairy creatures in Irish fairy tales, with the most popular being the leprechaun. oxfordreference.com/view/…
According to folklorists, all myths, fairy tales and nursery rhymes that are about some dude named Jack are talking about the same guy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jac…
Invader Zim and The Fairy Odd Parents premiered on the same day, and were part of the same Nick announcement youtu.be/x_RVedLJaEc
Corgis are stallions to fairies according to Welsh folklore. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
There's a 2015 adaptation of Peter Pan where Captain Hook makes the children of Neverland mine fairy dust and sing Nirvana songs youtube.com/watch?v=0fZVA…
Today I learned of a Vietnamese fairy tale similar to 'Cinderella' called 'TαΊ₯m CΓ‘m'. The protagonist TαΊ₯m in this grim tale boils the stepsister into fish sauce and gives it to the stepmother to eat as revenge for the physical and emotional abuse that they put her through. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 2009 the Australian government deployed snipers to Quarantine beach to protect the endangered fairy penguins from predators theguardian.com/environme…
Today I learned about the Fairy Wasp, a parasitic insect smaller than some Amoebas blogs.discovermagazine.co…
In 1895 an Irish man killed his wife because he thought she was a Changeling whom fairies had swapped with his real wife. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
King Ludwig the Mad built many weird impractical castles all over Bavaria which later inspired the fairy tale castles at Walt Disney parks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lud…
In the original version of The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Fairy with Turquoise Hair was the ghost of a dead young girl. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
"Cotton Candy" is called "Fairy Floss" in Australia, "Grandma's Hair" in Hebrew, "Father's Beard" in French, "Ghost's Breath" in Afrikaans, and "Girl's Hair" in Arabic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cot…
In Welsh folklore, woodland fairies rode on the backs of corgis. A corgi's markings were said to come from the harnesses and saddles that were used to mount them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wel…
Freddie Mercury, having attended art college, designed Queens 'crest'. The logo combines the zodiac signs of all four members: two lions for Leo, a crab for Cancer, and two fairies for Virgo wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_…
Queen's logo was designed by Freddie Mercury and features all of the band members zodiac symbols (Leo/Lion for Deacon and Taylor, Cancer/Crab for May, and Virgo/Fairies for Mercury) smoothradio.com/artists/q…
In 1895 Bridget Cleary was murdered by her husband, who claimed that his real wife had been abducted by fairies and the dead woman was the changeling who had replaced her. Mr Cleary was only found guilty of manslaughter and served 15 years in prison. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Alec Guinness, the actor who played Obi-wan Kenobi, despised star wars calling it "fairy tale rubbish." Regardless, he was one of the few cast members who believed the film would be a hit and negotiated a deal for 2% of the gross royalties paid to George Lucas. This made him a very rich man en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
One of the reasons the Cottingley Fairies photos weren't revealed as fake for so long (over 60 years) was because the girls who took them didn't want to make a fool out of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who had believed they were real and wrote about the fairies as a psychic phenomenon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cot…
Two young girls from England convinced the world, and the author of Sherlock Holmes, of the existence of fairies through five cleverly manipulated photographs taken from 1917-1920. The women only admitted that the Cottingley Fairies were hoax in their 80s - but still claim one picture is real. hoaxes.org/photo_database…
Several years before the publishing of the renowned 1611 bible which was named after him, King James published a demonology describing the types of ghosts, spirits, vampires, fairies, witches, and even werewolves that haunt the land. It inspired Shakespeare's Macbeth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dae…
"Fairy Bread" is a common treat served at children's parties in Australia - consisting of buttered bread and sprinkles. munchies.vice.com/en/arti…
A motorway in Ireland was delayed by 10 years and then rerouted to protect a tree that was thought to belong to fairies. irelandinpicture.net/2010…
Komodo dragons are actually venomous rather than, as long thought, poisoning their victims with the bacteria in their saliva. Turns out, according to one researcher, "that whole bacteria stuff has been a scientific fairy tale". The venom works slowly and makes the victim too weak to fight. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth's younger sister, almost married future Canadian prime minister John Turner. "It was β€œinstant attraction … fairy tale stuff” with the young bachelor-lawyer and there were rumours about a β€œsecret visit” to London and an order from the Queen to stop seeing him nationalpost.com/news/can…
"Fairy Bread" is a common treat served at children's parties in Australia - consisting of buttered bread and sprinkles. munchies.vice.com/en_us/a…
Hans Christian Andersen's unrequited love affairs were widely referenced throughout his fairy tales, in particular with a woman who only viewed him "as a brother". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
American Children earn an average of $3.70 per tooth from the Tooth Fairy. cbsnews.com/news/tooth-fa…
Alec Guinness first thought Star Wars was "fairy tale rubbish", but the film's sense of moral good, and the studio's doubling of his initial salary offer, appealed to him, and he agreed to take the part of Obi-Wan on the condition that he would not have to do any publicity to promote the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
According to Welsh folklore, Corgis were the preferred mount of fairy warriors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wel…
"knock on wood" derived from Pagans touching, tapping or knocking on trees believing they were the homes of fairies and dryads who would wake and bless them with luck. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kno…
During the WWI fight for Belgrade, Serbia, German troops encountered a very stiff resistance, so German Field Marshal August von Mackensen erected a monument to the Serbian soldiers who died defending Belgrade, saying, "We fought against an army that we have heard about only in fairy tales." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aug…
Sleeping Beauty was raped by the prince in the original Grimm Fairy Tales dbskeptic.com/2008/10/27/…
Hans Christian Andersen once wrote a fairy tale about time travel called "The Galoshes of Fortune" andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/her…
Absinthe, The Green Fairy, was invented by the Swiss in the 19th century. Though it contains wormwood, it’s no more hallucinogenic than vodka or whiskey. Economics/politics are the true culprits for Absinthe once being banned across the world. Also, the stuff you get in the US is the real deal. liquor.com/articles/bigge…
The tooth fairy is a mouse in Spanish speaking countries esmadrid.com/en/tourist-i…
"Fairy Bread" is a common treat served at children's parties in Australia and New Zealand - consisting of buttered white bread and candy sprinkles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
Today I learned of Anne Roche who in 1826, bathed four-year-old Michael Leahy, who was unable to speak or stand, three times in a river until he drowned. She swore that she was merely attempting to drive a fairy, out of him. A jury acquitted her of murder. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
$3.19 was the Going Tooth Fairy Rate for a Tooth in America in 2015 practicalmoneyskills.com/…
The Tooth Fairy, in Latin cultures and some other places in Europe, is a mouse. kidtasticdental.com/tooth…
Today I learned that the Spanish/Hispanic/Central-South American equivalent of the Anglo-American Tooth Fairy is a mouse called β€˜El RatΓ³n PΓ©rez.’ spainbuddy.com/ratoncito-…
Welsh Corgis are the 'prefered mount of fairy warriors' in Welsh folklore. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wel…
According to Welsh mythology, fairies would ride corgis into battle. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The amount of money kids get per tooth from the tooth fairy has mirrored the S&P 500 for 10 out of the last 11 years debt.com/news/2014/tooth-…
Fairy tales such as Beauty and the Beast are actually many thousands of years old, reaching back into prehistoric times. bbc.com/news/uk-35358487
Arthur Conan Doyle was convinced that fairies were real based on five photographs taken by two young cousins. 65 years later, the women admitted that the photos were a hoax. arthur-conan-doyle.com/in…
A lonely little tree found a home on a log sticking out of Fairy Lake in British Columbia. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
The word serendipity was coined by Horace Walpole after reading an english translation of The Three Princes of Serendip, which was a persian fairy tale about Sri Lanka. Serendip is the Old Persian name for Sri Lanka. blog.oxforddictionaries.c…
In a scene of Hook(1991), there is a couple kissing on a bridge while Tinkerbell is flying over, dropping fairy dust on them and sending them flying. The couple was actually an uncredited cameo by George Lucas, and Carrie Fisher. neverpedia.com/pan/George…
Today I learned of Fairy Rings, a naturally occurring circle of mushrooms or overgrown grass that have lasted up to 700 years old en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
Cobalt is named after the Kobold, a type of fairy from German folklore en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kob…
The myth of Cupid and Psyche contains the core elements for a huge number of Disney movie fairy tales, including Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cup…
Non-standard chess pieces are called β€œfairy chess pieces” and pretty much every type of movement has been classified and given a name en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
The term 'fairy-locks', which originated in the mid to late 1500s, is another word for dreadlocks. It was believed when the fairies played in your hair at night they would knot it up; and it was bad luck to untangle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
Cats have (and lose) baby teeth just like humans. (No word on if there is a kitten-variant of the tooth fairy) vetstreet.com/our-pet-exp…
There is a rare mental disease called the "Rapunzel Syndrome" named after long-haired Rapunzel from the Grimm's fairy tales. The disorder causes a patient to develop an irresistible urge to pull out their own hair, and sometimes eat it. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Bridget Cleary was an Irish woman murdered by her husband in 1895. The stated motive for the crime was her husband's belief that she had been abducted by fairies with a changeling left in her place; he claimed to have slain only the changeling wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridge…
There is a creature called the pink fairy armadillo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
There is a legend that Welsh Corgis were the preferred mounts of fairies, and their coat markings are the remnants of the fairies' saddles and harnesses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pem…
The "tooth fairy" leaves an average of $3.70 per tooth, up 23% since 2012. reuters.com/article/2013/…
Delta Dental does a poll each year of how much the tooth Fairy pays for each tooth and in 12 of the past 13 years, the trend in average giving has tracked with the movement of the S&P 500. Showing your tooth value closely relates to the overall economy theoriginaltoothfairypoll…
Fairy bread is an Australian/Newzealand party food made from bread, butter and sprinkles/hundreds and thousands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
Leprechauns have an always-drunk fairy cousin, the Clurichaun en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clu…
Welsh folklore says the corgi is the preferred mount of fairy warriors, and that the breed's markings were left on its coat by fairy harnesses and saddles. corgicare.com/welsh-corgi…
The equivalent of the Tooth Fairy in Spanish or Hispanic American culture is a little rat named "Ratoncito PΓ©rez". hispanic-culture-online.c…
Plural variant dwarvesβ€”rather than dwarfsβ€”was popularized by J.R.R. Tolkien through his books The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954). This is why the fairy taleβ€”and subsequent Disney filmβ€”is titled "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" rather than "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" grammarist.com/usage/dwar…
David Schwimmer's (Ross from Friends) first exposure to acting was at the age of 10 when he was cast as the fairy godmother in a Jewish version of Cinderella en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
According to the original version of the fairy tale you don't have to kiss any frogs to find your prince. The princess attempts to kill the frog by throwing him against a wall. surlalunefairytales.com/f…

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