Happy birthday to one of my favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! My daughter is learning to read as we speak, and we read a lot of Dr. Seuss books. Some of her favorite movies are adaptations of Dr. Seuss books The Lorax, The Cat in the Hat, and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas (both animated and live action). Those are three of the top five Dr. Seuss books of all time. I wonder if Hollywood will ever make a live action Green Eggs and HamHorton Hears A Who rounds out the top five. Oh, I forgot...there's a movie for that one.

Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher, and artist best known for authoring children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. His work includes several of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death.

In honor of today being Dr. Seuss Day, here are The Top Things You Didn't Know About Dr. Seuss...

Thanks to IHOP, he once actually tried green eggs and ham.

Despite creating so many brightly colored, outlandish characters, he had nothing to do with Donald Trump.

Until his death in 1991, he carried the scars from a 1962 back-alley knife fight with Charles Schulz.

He wrote "Green Eggs and Ham" to win a bet that he could write a book using exactly 50 words.  Which is also true of the author of "Fifty Shades of Grey".

His family is glad he died in 1991, because it means that he didn't have to see Mike Myers in "The Cat in the Hat" movie.

I'm not even going to try to rhyme like Dr. Seuss.