05 January 2009

Myth or Truth: The Answers

I suspect many will be surprised at the results of the kick-off quiz! All sources are from Snopes.com, though the first one I checked other places to be sure and all had the same information. Ready?

Myth or Truth?

Walt Disney’s own images is projected onto one of the busts in the theme parks’ Haunted Mansion?

Myth. The images projected belong to Thurl Ravenscroft (voice of Tony the Tiger), Chuck Schroeder, Bob Ebright, Jay Meyer, and Verne Row, the voices in the rendition of “Grim Grinning Ghosts” that plays in the attraction http://www.snopes.com/disney/parks/busts.asp

Myth or Truth?

Toy manufacturere Coleco sent death certificates to those who returned defective Cabbage Patch Dolls.

Myth. There is a theory that the myth got its start after a rock band reportedly destroyed Cabbage Patch Dolls onstage and later proclaimed the band would start a graveyard for the Dolls. http://www.snopes.com/business/consumer/cabbage.asp

Myth or Truth?

Some 5,000 wreaths are placed on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery every year at Christmas and are provided by a florist from one of the poorest areas in Maine.

Truth. http://www.snopes.com/photos/military/wreaths.asp (Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine). Check out the link; it's an interesting story!

Myth or Truth?

France once demanded that the U.S. come and get their dead soldiers buried within its boundaries.

False. http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/garbage.asp

Myth or Truth?

The number of hooves on equestrian statues indicates how the rider died.

Myth. http://www.snopes.com/military/statue.asp

Thanks for playing. Stay tuned for more fun as time goes on!


footnoteMaven said...

I was so sure it was Walt's head, but them he appears so many places in the park and I think there's a film of him in one of the attractions.

The one I was the most sure of I missed. But for this I would have had them all correct, and the others were guesses. Shoot!


Thomas MacEntee said...

Isn't Walt still on ice waiting to come back one day?

T.K. said...

And I believed you, fM! Well, that's what I get for peeking at the smart girl's answers! Anyhow, I guess we all know that I didn't cheat by reading the answers first, LOL! I only got 2 right!