Forebears of the Modern Teddy

Teddy Bear Therapy

Winnie the Pooh

Bears in the News

X Ray

Making and Collecting Teddy Bears

Good Bad Fat Skinny

Good Bad Fat Skinny

"Portland, OR A teddy bear police that was unusually heavy during a search at a train station turned out to be packing 15 pounds of methamphetamine...."     — Seattle Times, 11/24/97

Urban myths have told of teddy bears from exotic foreign lands (presumably not upscale ones from Germany or England) in which dead spiders or snakes have emerged en masse. We hope it's needless to say, that there has never been a reported case of this in the real world. However, there have been cases of people smuggling illegal, exotic pets inside a number of unlikely containers...including teddy bears.

Bear naked? Not quite. The bears of "Bearly Legal" come dressed in teddies and other skimpy outfits, handmade and removeable. http://www.bearlylegal.com

"Who Killed Teddy Bear?" a movie made in 1965, was a grade-C black and white thriller starring Sal Mineo as a homicidal maniac and game show host Jan Murray as a detective. Despite the promising title, it has nothing to do with teddy bears.

"Teddy Bear Granuloma" is the name given to chronic eye imflammation from synthetic stuffed-animal fibers getting stuck between eyelid and eye. In some cases, surgery is required to remove lessions and the fibers.

Good Bears of the World is a loose organization of local chapters, dedicated to "giving bears to the bearless" at hospitals, nursing homes, shelters for homeless and abused children, and police and fire stations. For more information, check out http://www.goodbearsoftheworld.org/

Emergency personnel in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties around Seattle give out more than 20,000 teddy bears a year. They're collected by radio station KLSY-

FM in an annual drive that has yielded more than 225,000 bears in eleven years.

"Honey the Signing Teddybear" has hollow arms so that an interpreter can communicate in sign language. http://www.quietbear.com/

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