Did You Know?
* In the 1930s, the meaning of "can" changed if it was a noun or verb. If one got "canned," it meant being fired. "Can" also idenified one's rear end, as in "sitting on your can."
* John Steinbeck never graduated from college, though he did attend Stanford University on-and-off again between 1920 and 1926.
* In 1935, 43,180 migrants moved into California from other states by motor vehicle. Migrants arrived in droves on the hope of work in the fertile fields but the giant, competitive pool of available labor not only made finding work difficult but also lowered the daily wages for migrant workers. A survey of workers showed most were only employed from four to seven months out of that year.
* Of Mice and Men continues to be a popular choice not only for high schools across the United States, but in the United Kingdom as well. Test how well you know the story with this interactive quiz from Wales!