Tuesday Trivia

Hello Fellow bloggers! I am here to delight you with some interesting facts about the thing we bloggers love the most! Yes, you are absolutely right! Books!

So here’s your dose of book trivia this Tuesday:

  • Have you read Les Miserable by Victor Hugo? If not, you might want to grab a copy soon!

In the book, Les Miserable by Victor Hugo there is one sentence that is 823 words long. When Victor wrote to his editor inquiring about their opinion of the manuscript, he wrote, “?” They answered, “!”

  • Did you know that one out of every eight letters you read is the letter ‘e’? And still….

Gadsby was written by Ernest Vincent Wright in 1939. The 50,000 word novel doesn’t contain the letter ‘e’. (OMG! I know that’s what dropped off your tongue just now!)

  • How small a book have you seen? I am sure not small enough to beat this one…

The smallest book in the Welsh National Library is Old King Cole. It measures just 1mm x 1mm and the pages can only be turned with a needle! (I mean seriously? Pages turned with needle…..)

  • So how many unread books do you have on your book shelf? Are you in love with the smell of old books?

The word ‘tsundoku’ means ‘buying a load of books and then not getting round to reading them’ and ‘bibliosmia‘ is the enjoyment of the smell of old books. (I guess I will soon be labelled a tsundoku!)

  • Which is the most expensive book you’ve ever bought? Well, there are others waiting in the queue. It’s time to save more money for buying books! Check out why…

The most expensive book is The Task by Tomas Alexander Hartmann. It has a value by the author for 153 million euros. That’s about 213 million U.S. dollars (Yes! You read it right,its not a typo!!). And the kicker, it’s only 13 pages long.

So which one of the above facts shook the writer in you 🙂

 

Friday Feature: 3 Quotes with Author Bio

I have always been an admirer of this great man whose words are ever so encouraging and make me wonder about his wisdom, knowledge and perspective of life!

SWAMI VIVEKANANDA. The name itself instills peace and divinity in mind.

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Swami Vivekananda’s inspiring personality was well known both in India and in America during the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth.

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Lipogram: Sky is Limit

Hey fellow bloggers!

My new post is based on a prompt which required me to write a “Lipogram”.

For those who are not familiar with the word, Lipogram is a kind of constrained writing in which you restrict the use of certain letters usually a common vowel.  In order to make it more challenging and interesting, I decided to use only one vowel “I”, throughout the poem. Hope you enjoy reading it!

Here’s the link:

https://feelings161.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/lipogram-sky-is-limit/

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13 Words Story: Panacea

Plagued by frustration and melancholy for years, she discovered panacea in her writing!

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Volunteers for Tuesday Trivia

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Tuesday Trivia

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Hello friends!

Tuesday is here again and so am I with some trivia!

Hope it adds to your library of knowledge 🙂

  • I know some people who are absolutely fanatic about stationery but never knew someone was way ahead of them! Check this out…

The most expensive pencil in the world costs $ 12,800. It is made of 240-year-old olive wood and a limited edition of the Graf von Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil. It features a sharpener made with 18 carat white gold and diamonds. There are only 5 such pencils left in the world.

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Tuesday Trivia

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Hello Friends!

Fasten your seat belts to know some amazing facts yet again this Tuesday!

I absolutely loved doing research for this post. Hope you find them interesting too:)

  • This one goes for book lovers…or should I say, for all the members of BW 🙂

The National Library of Sweden has a 16th century book that can be read in six different ways. It’s special six fold, back to back binding combines six different devotional texts into one book. The unique book opens in six different directions, each way revealing a different book. Follow the source link below to see the visual of six different ways of opening the book.

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Incredible! Our ancestors were definitely more innovative and resourceful!

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Why our teens have lost faith in us?

Hi Guys,

I have tried to address a very serious issue which is gaining its foothold these days-Child Suicide. It’s disheartening to see young children resorting to such act.

Here’s the link to my post:

https://feelings161.wordpress.com/2016/05/31/why-our-teens-have-lost-faith-in-us/

Feedback appreciated.

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Tuesday Trivia

Hello Fellow Bloggers!

I am back after a long time with some interesting facts to amaze you!!

  • Have you ever felt lonely? You shouldn’t any more…

    The loneliest creature on Earth, is a whale who has been calling out for a mate for over two decades. The creature has been singing at a frequency not used by any other whales in the North Pacific Ocean for the last 20 years. Poor thing!

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  • Wondered how every kid in the vicinity is in possession of an IPad or an IPhone? Check this out!

In 2011, a 17 year old Chinese teenager, Xiao Zheng, made headlines when he   purchased an iPad and an iPhone.

Wondering, what’s so funny about it?

           Hold your breath!

           In order to finance it, he sold one of his kidneys for 20,000 yuan or just a bit over £1,900 or about $3000.

God! save our next generation kids from tech fever!

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  • Now, this one is quite interesting (and raises a few questions in my mind too!) 

All clownfish are born male. If the female of a group dies, the dominant male will then begin to gain weight and become the female of the group. After “he” becomes a “she”, she selects a breeding partner from the available males, which is almost always the largest male available.

Now, don’t ask me how was first female clownfish born 😉

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  • Caution! Please check manufacturing date  of the chewing gum before you pop it in your mouth next time!

The world’s oldest piece of chewing gum is over 9,000 years old! Recently archaeologists found three wads of 9000-year-old chewed birch resin on the Swedish island of Orust!

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  •  Love animals? You certainly have one more reason here!

In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead! He suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20–1 outsider victory. In fact, it is the only time in sports history when a competition was won by a dead man. What a loyal animal!

 

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  • How long you think you can dance?

The Dance Fever of 1518 was a month-long plague of inexplicable dancing in Strasbourg, in which hundreds of people danced for more than a month for no apparent reason! Several of them danced themselves to death. Finally they were loaded aboard wagons and taken to a healing shrine!

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I loved to know about these amazing facts. I hope you found them interesting too!

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13 Words Story-Mastermind!

He was the most respected gentleman in town. Mastermind, of course, his mother!

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