Fascinating Book Facts

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1. 9,000 books are listed as missing from the British Library.
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2. The Bible’s Book of Esther doesn’t mention God once.
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3. Is this a world record in itself? The book most often stolen from pulic libraries is the Guinness Book of Records.
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4. Charles Darwin’s last book was called The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms.
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5. The movie Blade Runner was based on a novel by Philip K. Dick. Director Ridley Scott never finished the book and Dick never saw the film.
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6. Russell Brand’s My Booky Wook is banned from Guantanamo Bay.
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7. A single second of video tape contains about 22 megabytes of data, the very rough equivalent of about thirty copies of a 200 page book.
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8. The average Briton has read fewer than half the books they own.
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9. Lee Harvey Oswald still owes an overdue book – The Shark and the Sardines by Juan José Arévalo – to Dallas public library.
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10. Security researcher Charlie Miller used a flaw in Safari to break into a MacBook in under 10 seconds.
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11. A new year is like a blank book and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself.
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12. Photographs of Algae, published in 1845, was the first book ever to contain photographs.
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13. "I told my mom to send me $400 for textbooks, I now have enough alcohol to last me a month." - Monmouth University
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14. The forbidden fruit mentioned in the Book of Genesis is assumed to be an apple, but the Bible does not identify what type of fruit it is.
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15. Disney copies many of their own dance scenes in several movies including Snow White, Robin Hood, The Aristocats, and The Jungle Book.
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16. The Domesday Book wasn’t known as the Domesday Book for a hundred years after it was written.
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17. The first e-book ever created, back in the 1970s, was the US Declaration of Independence.
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18. Obama's favorite children's book is 'Where the Wild Things Are.'

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