It is Teddy Day today (Feb 10) when lovebirds will be gifting each other the iconic stuffed bear. Here are 10 fun facts about the teddy bear that you would like to know:
Why do they call it a teddy bear?
The teddy bear is named after U.S. President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. .
When was the first teddy bear made?
Designed in 1902 by Steiff’s nephew Richard, who modeled it after real-life bears he’d sketched at the zoo.
What is the most expensive teddy bear?
Top Most Expensive Steiff Bears
- Titanic Mourning Bear – €128,000.
- Happy Teddy Bear – €120,000. …
- PB28 Rod Bear – €97,000. …
- Diamond Eyes Bear – €79,000. …
- Harlequin Bear – €71,000. …
- Blue Elliot Bear – €58,000. …
- Centre Seam Bear – €51,700. …
- Hot Water Bottle Teddy Bear – €28,000. …
How old is the oldest teddy bear?
Archaeologists unearthed a 3,000-year-old mummified teddy bear, believed to be the oldest in existence, at a tomb in Egypt.
What is the biggest teddy bear?
- The largest teddy bear measures 19.41 m (63 ft 8 in) in length, and was constructed by Municipio de Xonacatlán, Ideas por México and Agrupación de Productores de Peluche (all Mexico), in Estado de México, on 28 April 2019.
- The world’s largest stitched teddy bear was made in 2008 in America, where bigger is better. The 55-foot-4 creation is named C.T.Dreams, which stands for Connect the Dreams, and you can visit it at the Exploration Place in Wichita, Kansas.
Which is the world’s most traveled toy bear?
British company ISPY sent teddy bear Raymondo on a trip that gave him the status of the world’s most traveled toy mascot. In less than a year, he traveled 395,605 miles, hitting six continents and 35 countries
How many teddy bears are sold every year?
The exact number of teddy bears that are sold each year is difficult to determine as there is no way to track the sales of all the companies that make this favorite childhood toy. However, there is a rough estimate that over 200,000 are sold from retailers each year in the U.S.
Do you know what to call a person who is too fond of or loves collecting teddy bears?
Arctophile, which combines the Greek words arctos (bear) and philos (fond of).
Who has the largest collection of teddy bears?
American multi-billionaire investor Paul Greenwood owned the largest collection of teddy bears.
In 2010, the US government auctioned his collection of 1300 teddy bears at Christie’s for £1.1 million.
What is the meaning of bear hug?
The term “bear hug” meaning a tight embrace was first used in 1846, almost 60 years before teddy bear was “born”.
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