Saturday, January 24, 2009

Say Whaaat? #1

Say Whaat? is my new feature, published once a week whenever I decide to. The purpose is to provide a funny, random post to offer some comic relief to the blog. Most of the time, it will be book related. Others, it won't. Those may get bizarre!

This week is a series of funny facts about book-related things, taken from The Book of Useless Information by Noel Botham.

'An estimated 2.5 million books will be shipped in the next twelve months with the wrong covers.'

Louisa May Alcott hated children and only wrote Little Women the book because her publisher asked her to.

'Guinness World Records hold the record for being the book most often stolen from public libraries.'

'Virginia Woolf wrote all of her books standing up.'

'People in Iceland read more books per capita than any other people in the world.'

'The Bible is the number-one shoplifted book in America.'

...and some facts that aren't related to books, just for fun.

'4,000 people are injured by teapots every year.'

'Most toilets flush in E flat .'

'The largest object ever found in the Los Angeles sewer system was a motorcycle.'

'The U.S. government spent $277,000 on "pickle research" in 1993.'


Michele said...

How cool would it be to order a book and it wasn't the same as the cover? I would love that!