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Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears a Who!


by Dr. Seuss

Horton Hears a Who! Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

You know Horton's mantra? Yep, that one: "A person's a person, no matter how small." Well, back in the day, Dr. Seuss threatened to sue a pro-life group for using the line to support their cause. (Source)

Ready for Seuss cross-referencing? In the movie Horton Hears a Who!, there's a scene where a Who is seen holding a plate of green eggs and ham. Very clever, Hollywood (Source.)

Horton made his first appearance in Horton Hatches the Egg. He's pretty cool there, too.

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