- Anonymous2 decades agoFavorite Answer
The Teddy bear is a stuffed toy bear for children. It is an enduring, traditional form of stuffed animal, often serving the purpose of comforting upset young children. In recent times, some teddy bears have become expensive collector's items. The world's first Teddy Bear Museum was set up in Petersfield, Hampshire, England, in 1984.The Teddy bear is named after former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, whose nickname was "Teddy" and who enjoyed big game-hunting. The name is said to come from an incident on a bear-hunting trip in Mississippi in 1902, when Roosevelt's attendants found and caught a juvenile Louisiana Black Bear. Roosevelt refused to kill the lassoed animal, calling it "unsportsmanlike", and "Teddy's Bear" was immediately publicized by political cartoonists. The first such cartoon appeared the following day, November 16: Clifford K. Berryman, an editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post, immortalized the incident as part of a front-page cartoon montage. Berryman pictured Roosevelt with his gun beside him with the butt resting on the ground and his back to the bear, gesturing his refusal to take the trophy shot. Written across the lower part of the cartoon were the words "Drawing the Line in Mississippi," which coupled the hunting incident to a political dispute.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_bear
- 2 decades ago
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground.
teddy bear, teddy bear, reach up high.
Teddy bear, Teddy bear, touch the sky!