Happy Birthday, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! The iconic refuge, home to polar bears, moose and caribou, was established Dec. 6, 1960. In 1980 the federal government expanded it to its current 19.6 million acres, almost half of which are wilderness.
Photo: Last Lake on Sheenjek River, Arctic Refuge, by Steve Hillebrand/USFWS
Milkweed (Asclepias). Folklore says, for each floating seed one catches and lets go of, a wish is granted.
This was an actual army item. My “Thanksgiving” co-writer Jeff Rendell’s father Ken Rendell has a WWII museum in Mass. and had one of these. It’s a one-shot glove-gun. I believe only about 200 of them were made. Jeff found it at his father’s museum and showed it to Quentin who loved it and wrote this scene into the script.