FuN FaCTs AbouT BooKS !!!

1. One out of every eight letters you read is the letter ‘e’.
2. There have been over 20,000 books written about the game of Chess.
3. Perhaps the most uninteresting book ever written is the calculation of pi to two million places, in 800 pages. Just think of the TV special that could be made from this script.
4. If you stretched out all the shelves in the New York Public Library, they would extend eighty miles. The books most often requested at this library are about drugs, witchcraft, astrology and Shakespeare.
5. Interestingly, William Shakespeare invented the word "hurry."
6. The following words were invented by William Shakespeare: boredom disgraceful hostile money's worth obscene puke perplex on purpose shooting star sneak Until his time, people had to have their conversations without these words.
7. In America, we buy 57 books per second. It would take a shelf 78 miles long to hold all of one day's books.
8. Leo Tolstoy wrote a large book called War and Peace before computers and copying machines. His wife had to copy his manuscript by hand seven times.
9. Americans buy approximately five million books a day. 125 new titles are published every day.
10. The first published book ever written on a typewriter was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain used a Remington in 1875.
11. It took Noah Webster 36 years to write his first dictionary.
12. Jonathan Swift wrote a classic book called Gulliver's Travels that borders on science fiction. It was written before science fiction was what you called such books. In this book he wrote about two moons circling Mars. He described their size and speed of orbit. He did this one hundred years before they were described by astronomers.
13. The man who wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories, A. Conan Doyle, was a professional ophthalmologist, an eye doctor. Because in his time specialty medical practices were hard to build and didn't pay well, he had to take up writing to make ends meet.
14. Charles Dickens had to be facing north before he could write a word.

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