Tuesday, February 19

#WowWednesday: Here are some fascinating facts about Marvel’s ‘Baby Groot’

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I am Groooooooooooooot! Remember something? If not, then you should probably watch the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ first.

Groot was Flora colossi from Planet X, the capital of the branch worlds. The tree-like being branched out of his comfort zone to help the Guardians of the Galaxy keep the people of the universe safe.

Here are some fascinating facts about the Baby Groot:

His look is based on real-life human kids

Groot is an adorable, cute baby with gullible cheeks, toddler pot-belly, stocky limbs, oversized head – that’s exactly the characteristics of a human baby.

Baby Groot speaks 16 languages:

Vin Diesel famously recorded the voice of Groot 1,000 times in six different languages for the first film. For the Guardians’ second go around, Diesel upped his vocab game by saying “I am Groot” in sixteen foreign languages.

Groot has no memories of his old self:

One of Groot’s awesome superpowers, along with killing space clowns and flying through space, is that he can regenerate himself from the smallest ruins of his trunk.

Groot was a dancing ambassador for ‘Earth Day’:

Prior to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, Marvel had partnered with the Disney Conservation Fund and Nature Conservancy to make the world a better, greener, more Grootier place.

The word ‘Groot’ means ‘Big’ in Dutch:

In Dutch, as well as Afrikaans and Flemish, the word is translatable as “big.”

He first appeared in 1960 as an antagonist:

Groot was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, and debuted in Tales to Astonish #13 where he was hailed as the “Monster from Planet X.” He captured humans for experimentation.

The highest paid Marvel:

The highest-paid Marvel superhero actor has been revealed as Vin Diesel aka Groot with USD 54 million. Robert Downey Jr. aka Iron Man earned the second most of any Marvel actor with $48 million.