Celebrated on September 9th
A teddy has been into space! Magellan T Bear boarded Space Shuttle Discovery in 1995 as part of a school project.
The term “bear hug” meaning a tight embrace was first used in 1846, almost 60 years before teddy bear was “born”.
If you love teddy bears, you are officially an arctophile (say "ark-toe-file")! That’s from the Greek words arctos (meaning bear) and philos (meaning loving). There’s probably no bigger arctophile than Jackie Miley of South Dakota, USA. She holds the Guinness World Record for having the most teddy bears — 8,026 at the time the record was set in 2012! She has so many, she keeps them in a separate house across the street from where she lives.