• 1913: A 9-year-old Geisel first begins cultivating his interest in animals by killing and dissecting a stray cat
  • 1948: Whittles down 580-page manuscript on horrors of WWII into If I Ran The Zoo
  • 1954: Spends 15 months researching ultrasonic acoustics and auditory perception to develop accurate storyline for Horton Hears A Who!
  • 1957: Accidentally creates Mike Myers starring vehicle