10 Things You [Probably] Didn’t Know About…Alice In Wonderland
One of our favoutite blogs is back folks! Yep we love nothing more than scurrying about the net in search for some amazing and perhaps little known facts about some of our favourite films, TV show, bands and books in our “10 Things You [Probably] Didn’t Know About…” feature!
1. In the 1930s, the novel was banned in China on the grounds that animals should not use the language of humans! 2. Name change! Before it was called Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the author actually named it Alice’s Adventures Under Ground. (The characters in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland called it Under Land.)
3. Mock Turtle soup IS REAL! It was a popular dish in Victorian times. It was made from various odd parts of a calf. EEEEW! 4. The 1951 movie adaptation is actually a combination of Lewis Carroll’s two “Alice” books, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass”. Maybe not such a hidden fact but still cool! 5. Since it was first published, Alice In Wonderland has never been out of print and has been translated into at least 97 languages. Amazing! Asombroso! Sorprendente! Incroyable! 6. Alice is real! ….Sort of. Alice’s character was based on a real-life little girl named Alice Liddell, however she doesn’t look like the character in the films. 7. The tree that is said to have inspired the Cheshire Cat’s tree stands in the garden behind Alice’s home at Christ Church College, Oxford. 8. It was first published on 26th November in 1865 – the same year Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for his 2nd term as president. 9. Writer Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Dodgson) was also a teacher of maths at Oxford University where he invented the Carroll Diagram (sometimes known as the Lewis Carroll Square), a method of grouping data which is still taught in maths lessons to today. 10. ‘Lewis Carroll’ is a pen-name and a riddle in itself. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson took his first and middle names, translated them into their Latin form ‘Carolus Lodovicus’ reversed the words and then translated them back into English.
That’s all folks! Hopefully you’ved learned a little something new about one of the world most successful stories and childrens books ever written. We sure have! If you’re feeling extra inspired by some of these amazing little nuggets of information, don’t forget to check out our amazing new and oh-so exclusive Alice In Wonderland T-Shirts from only £19.99. Enjoy!