Fun Facts Trivia

  • The first novel ever written on a typewriter was The Adventures of Tom Sawyertypewriter-clip-art
  • Dr. Seuss coined the word “nerd” in his 1950 book If I Ran the Zoo.
  • It’s estimated that more than 6 billion copies of The Bible have been printed.
  • The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the United States.
  • “Pennsylvania” is missing an “n” and thus misspelled on the Liberty Bell.
  • The longest one-syllable word in the English language is “screeched.”
  •  All of the clocks in Pulp Fiction are stuck on 4:20.
  •  No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver or purple.
  •  “Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
  • “From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.” —   Groucho Marx

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  1. Thanks for the fun facts, Heidi. The one about Dr. Seuss was actually on the Teens Tournament of Champions of Jeopardy last week or within the last month. It’s always enjoyable to find out other writing related fun facts and trivia; you never know when it will show up in a conversation. E 🙂

    Elysabeth Eldering
    Author of FINALLY HOME, a Kelly Watson, YA paranormal mystery

  2. The Bible is also supposed to be the best selling book in the world.
    Dr. Seuss coined the word nerd? Now I need to figure out which book that’s in.

  3. Including Groucho Marx’ style of Book Reviewing is an evergreen peice of comedy and reality!

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