Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you'll go."
Dr. Seuss sure was right! We've been reading and WONDERing together for more than two years, and we're excited that today is our 1,000th Wonder of the Day®! That's a whole lot of wondering, and worthy of a celebration! When you work really hard at something for a long time, or when you accomplish something big, it's important to take time to appreciate the progress you've made. You can also celebrate special occasions, like your birthday, when you lose your first tooth, or the last day of school! Sometimes people remind us to enjoy these special moments by saying “stop and smell the roses."
It's been a WONDERful adventure so far, and each one of you has been a part of making Wonderopolis great! Reaching 1,000 Wonders of the Day® is special to us at Wonderopolis because of all the fun we've had learning together each and every day!
You can revisit some highlights from our first 1,000 Wonders below, but we really want to hear about how you've grown and why Wonderopolis is important to you. Take a look at these questions and share your answers in the comments section:
- How did you find out about Wondropolis?
- Do you remember the first Wonder of the Day you saw?
- What's your favorite Wonder of the Day?
- What are some things you've learned by wondering and using Wonderopolis?
- How have your shared Wonder with your family and others?
All of our 1,000 Wonders are important for different reasons, but here are some that have special meaning.
BIGGEST MILESTONES: these are the fun sequential Wonders of the Day® that got us to 1,000!
- #100… What is a Milestone?
- #200… How Did the Pretzel Get Its Shape?
- #300… How Do Mirrors Work?
- #400… Do You Prefer Soup or Stew?
- #500… What is a Smokejumper?
- #600… What is a Vegan?
- #700… What are Hieroglyphs?
- #800… Is It Really Better to Give Than Receive?
- #900… What is a Jet Stream?
- Here we are!!
MOST WONDERED ABOUT: these are the Wonders that Wonder Friends visited the most!
Top 2011 Wonders of the Day®
- #174 How many judges are on the Supreme Court?
- #330 How much water is in a watermelon?
- #317 How do you color glass?
- #309 How does an eraser work?
- #356 How big is the Bermuda Triangle?
Top 2012 Wonders of the Day®
- #170 How much water do you need to survive?
- #310 How long can you hold your breath underwater?
- #520 Can fortune cookies predict the future?
- #519 If blood is red, why are veins blue?
- #477 How many blocks make an igloo?
Top 2013 Wonders of the Day®
- #887 Do rabbits have good eyesight?
- #852 Why do zebras have stripes?
- #767 Why do you get lint in your belly button?
- #766 When will pigs fly?
- #942 Why do mosquito bites itch?
MOST TALKED ABOUT: these are the Wonders that received the most comments from Wonder Friends!
- #387 How old is graffiti?
- #766 When will pigs fly?
- #786 How do things glow in the dark?
- #451 What happens if you swallow gum?
- #375 Do you think 13 is unlucky?
Thanks for making the first 1,000 Wonders so much fun! We're looking forward to the next 1,000...and beyond.