5 amazing facts about Teddy Bears

February 9, By TVN Bureau

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Named after U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt

This is because he refused to kill a tied-up bear during a hunting trip, calling it ‘unsportmanlike’. (Image: Brittanica)

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World's Largest Teddy was made in Mexico in 2019

The world’s largest stitched teddy bear is 19.41m (63ft 8in) tall. It was constructed by Minicipio de Xonacatlán in Mexico. (Image: Pixabay)

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World's Smallest Teddy is shorter than an inch!

Created by South African artist Cheryl Moss, the world's smallest stitched teddy bear is a mere 0.29 inches tall. (Image: Pixabay)

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Imagine owning 8026 teddy bears!

Arktophile Jackie Miley has set the Guinness record for the world's largest collection of teddy bears - owning 8,026 stuffed bears. (Image: Pixabay)

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They've been to space too!

The first teddy bear in space was "Magellan T. Bear" who joined a NASA shuttle mission in 1995. (Image: Vicki Ashton)

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