Winnie the Pooh Is Named For A Zoo Bear And A Swan

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Today in 1882 author A.A. Milne was born. His most famous character, Winnie the Pooh, was named partly for a real bear who lived at the London Zoo. And yes, the real Winnie had a sweet tooth as well. Plus: the new book "Do Not Erase" features the artistic side of math professor's chalkboards.

The True Story of the Real-Life Winnie-the-Pooh (History.com)

90 weird and wonderful facts about Winnie-the-Pooh (CBC)

Beauty on the blackboard: New book captures mathematicians’ chalk experiments (University of Chicago)

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