Fascinating Book Facts

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1. 9,000 books are listed as missing from the British Library.
2. The Bible’s Book of Esther doesn’t mention God once.
3. Is this a world record in itself? The book most often stolen from pulic libraries is the Guinness Book of Records.
4. Charles Darwin’s last book was called The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms.
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.
6. Russell Brand’s My Booky Wook is banned from Guantanamo Bay.
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.
8. The average Briton has read fewer than half the books they own.
9. Lee Harvey Oswald still owes an overdue book – The Shark and the Sardines by Juan José Arévalo – to Dallas public library.
10. Security researcher Charlie Miller used a flaw in Safari to break into a MacBook in under 10 seconds.
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.
12. Photographs of Algae, published in 1845, was the first book ever to contain photographs.
13. "I told my mom to send me $400 for textbooks, I now have enough alcohol to last me a month." - Monmouth University
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.
15. Disney copies many of their own dance scenes in several movies including Snow White, Robin Hood, The Aristocats, and The Jungle Book.
16. The Domesday Book wasn’t known as the Domesday Book for a hundred years after it was written.
17. The first e-book ever created, back in the 1970s, was the US Declaration of Independence.
18. Obama's favorite children's book is 'Where the Wild Things Are.'

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