Dr. Seuss was real ‘Cat in the Hat’: His secret hat collection revealed

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Dr. Seuss didn’t have to go far to find inspiration for his famous “Cat in the Hat” character: apparently, he just looked in the mirror.

Beloved children’s book author Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel had an affinity for over-the-top headgear, and kept a personal collection of hundreds of outlandish hats that went on public display this week for the first time.

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Wearing their party on their head at the DNC

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A woman wears a hat with a variety of decorations including one of President Barack Obama holding a surf board, during preparations for the Democratic National Convention on Monday.

Finery dressed Britons socialize at the Ascot Racecourse

Model Anneka Tanaka-Svenska wears a headpiece designed by Louis Mariette and a dress by Hanna Marie Hutchison at the Royal Ascot.

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