Have you ever been on the Internet reading something and then you see another interesting link somewhere on the page and you click on it? Everybody has done that, right? You read that page and then click on another link, and this goes on and on until you find yourself on a website and you have no idea how you really got there. It’s completely off the topic that you were originally reading about, but it’s interesting, so you read on. This is the story of my life on a daily basis, and it’s probably the main reason why I’m an Internet addict. I can’t get enough of learning about all the fascinating things there are to read online.
I did that today, and through that process, I somehow stumbled onto a 2008 article on Time about the history of Mickey Mouse. I’ve always known that Mickey Mouse is the most recognized cartoon character in the world, and I’ve even written about him before in Elderly Mickey Mouse: Redesigned To Show His Age. However, what I didn’t know until today is that Mickey Mouse started out as a rabbit. Yup, he’s basically a redesigned rabbit. His name started out to be Mortimer, but that was quickly changed to Mickey (partly because Walt Disney’s wife didn’t like the name Mortimer). If you would like to read Time’s 1937 cover story on Walt Disney, you can click here.
Any stories about Walt Disney’s success and how he developed his empire, including how Mickey Mouse was created, are very inspiring to me. I was trying to think of the best way to celebrate all the fascinating things I learned today about the world’s most famous mouse, and I ultimately decided to share some Mickey Mouse sweet treats. After all, Oreo cookies, cupcakes and cake pops are the best way to celebrate anything, right? Featured below are Mickey Mouse Oreos, Minnie Mouse Oreos, Mickey and Minnie Oreo Pops and Mickey Cupcakes. Click over to any of those original source websites to get the recipes and directions to make any of these yourself! Mickey, I hope you live forever. I know you will in my mind.
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