Happy Donald Duck Day! 10 Little Known Facts About Donald Duck

Donald DuckFelines are big fans of birds, and one well-known bird, Donald Duck, is being celebrated today.  I found these 10 facts about Donald Duck that I thought were quite interesting.  They originally appeared on answers.com, and re-published on holykaw.com.   Check them out below:

  1. Donald’s full name is Donald Fauntleroy Duck.
  2. Donald starred in the Academy Award-winning 1943 film Der Fuehrer’s Face about the struggles of living in Nazi Germany.
  3. In the 1940s, Donald was so popular that he starred in more cartoons than Mickey Mouse.
  4. Donald doesn’t don pants with his sailor shirt, but does wear swimming trunks when he goes for a swim.
  5. During WWII, Donald appeared on the nose artwork of nearly every type of Allied combat aircraft, from the L-4 Grasshopper to the B-29 Superfortress.
  6. Donald suffers from a form of color blindness.
  7. Voters in Scandinavian countries placing “protest votes” typically write “Donald Duck” as the candidate.
  8. Donald holds an honorary degree from the University of Oregon.
  9. Walt Disney authorized Donald to be used as a mascot for the US Coast Guard.
  10. Donald’s parents are named Quakmore and Hortense Duck.

Written by Karen


Karen is Publisher of Fully Feline. She also owns a pet care business in Overland Park, KS called Joy of Living.