Perhaps the most uninteresting book ever written is the calculation of pi to two million places, in 800 pages. Just think of the TV special that could be made from this script.
More than 20,000 books have been written about the game of chess.
In 1939 an author named Ernest Vincent wrote a 50,000 word novel called Gadsby. The only thing unusual about the novel is that there is not a single letter e in the whole thing.
One out of every eight letters you read is the letter e.
Most of us have come to think of Benjamin Franklin as a worldly-wise fellow, loved by his associates, and almost super-human in his ability to invent practical solutions. Some of his abilities may have come from his childhood. With 16 brothers and sisters, he probably had to learn to be quick-witted.
It turns out that Continue reading “Ben Franklin’s Bifocals”
Ben Franklin was born into a family of 19 in 1706. He was one of the most amazingly productive people that have ever lived on this earth. Not only is his list of accomplishments impressive, but Continue reading “Benjamin Franklin”
Sherlock Holmes was modeled after a real person, Dr. Joseph Bell, a famous surgeon and lecturer of author A Conan Doyle’s time. Dr. Bell taught his medical students Continue reading “The Real Sherlock Holmes”
Time Magazine listed Adolf Hitler as “Man of the Year for 1938.”