In 2001, a ten-year-old named Laura Buxton, released a balloon with her name and address in the hope of finding a pen pal. The balloon traveled 140 miles before coming down and was found by an almost-ten-year old also named Laura Buxton. They share a number of other similarities. priceonomics.com/two-girl…
Sesame Street created an episode in the wake of 9/11 in which Big Bird has to deal with his pen pal Gulliver, who does not believe birds should be friendly to other species muppetcentral.com/news/20…
Actress Carrey Mulligan and singer Marcus Mumford were childhood pen pals who lost contact. Each found fame and were reintroduced to each other as adults and fell in love. They are now married. rollingstone.com/music/ne…
An 8-year old girl had the Grand Wizard of the KKK as a pen pal 6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.co…
Former ruler of panama Manuel Noriega was pen pals with a 10 year old girl from the United States, She originally wrote to him because she liked the general's hat. This correspondence developed to the point where Noriega invited her family to visit him in Panama. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
In 2001, a ten-year-old named Laura Buxton released a balloon with her name and address in the hopes of finding a pen pal. The balloon traveled 140 miles before coming down and was found by an almost-ten-year old also named Laura Buxton. They share a number of other similarities. snopes.com/inboxer/trivia…
In October 1988, a ten-year-old Michagan girl named Sarah York traveled to Panama to meet with her Panamanian pen pal, the infamous military leader Manuel Noriega. Her parents were criticized for allowing her to visit Panama, and for encouraging her friendship with Noriega en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
Tony Danza was Tupac's Prison Pen Pal. salon.com/2012/09/19/tony…
Leo Tolstoy wrote a hugely influential spiritual and political treatise that was banned in Russia during its own time, and that Gandhi cited as one of his three greatest influences. Also Gandhi and Tolstoy were pen-pals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A 10 year old girl from Michigan became pen pals with the then military dictator of Panama, General Manuel Noriega, despite the fact that he was accused of drug trafficking and murder at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
80's Panamanian military dictator, Manuel Noriega, became pen pals with a 10 year old girl from Michigan after she saw him on tv and wrote him a letter, telling him how much she liked his hat. thisamericanlife.org/radi…
After a fan wrote a letter to John Hughes, they became pen pals and close friends for two years wellknowwhenwegetthere.bl…
Lyle and Erik Menendez , two brothers convicted of murdering their parents in the US, became married while serving life in Jail. Lyle married a long-time pen pal, then was divorced after he was discovered writing to another woman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyl…
Eleven-year-old Anne Frank corresponded with a pen pal in Iowa just a few months before the Nazis invaded the Netherlands. nytimes.com/1988/07/22/ar…
J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan, was friends with H.G Wells (War of the Worlds), pen pals with Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island) and played cricket with Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes). He also met and read stories to Princess' Elisabeth and Margaret when they were children. neverpedia.com/pan/J._M._…
Carey Mulligan and her husband - Marcus Mumford were childhood pen pals, as schoolchildren growing up in England and it was only after they both found success in their respective fields that they got in touch with each other again. huffingtonpost.com/2012/0…
Tolstoy and Gandhi were Pen Pals and that the Last Letter Tolstoy Ever Wrote was to Gandhi. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
While 2Pac was locked up, he was pen-pals with Tony Danza xxlmag.com/news/2011/09/t…
Steve Urkel was pen pals with Cory Matthews en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fam…
Punk icon, Henry Rollins, was pen pals with Charles Manson. Rollins was also commissioned to produce an album of acoustic pop songs by Manson, but a string of death threats called off the project. Rollins: "His letters would always have swastikas on them so they were easy to spot" guardian.co.uk/music/2010…
Tony Danza became pen pals with the imprisoned Tupac Shakur to discuss how much he could inspire kids. accesshollywood.com/tony-…
A Dutch wallpaper store owner become part owner of Swansea City Football Club, after his childhood pen pal asked him to invest in order to help a group of fans save the failing club. SCFC became the first UK club solely owned by fans and have risen from 3rd division to the Premier League. rnw.nl/english/article/du…
Lyle Menendez, one of the Menendez Brothers, married his pen pal, a former model, while he was in prison. They divorced after a year because Lyle wrote letters to another woman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyl…

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