When Roald Dahl attended school, the nearby Cadbury chocolate factory would occasionally send boxes of new chocolates to the school to be tested by students. It is believed that this likely inspired him in writing his third children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
A Russian scientist researching at Russia’s Antarctic station allegedly stabbed and injured a colleague who kept revealing the endings of books he was reading.
The Last book written by Stephen Hawking “Breif answers to the Big questions”, in which he writes “There is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate.”
Tsundoku is a Japanese term that refers to the fact of buying books and never reading them.
A library in Dublin locks the readers in cages while reading rare books to prevent them from walking off with them.
Photo : Marsh’s Library
Cormac McCarthy wrote nearly all of his books on a typewriter he bought from a pawn shop in 1963. He sold it in a charity auction for $254,500, and bought an identical replacement for $20.
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In 1948, a man was found dead on a beach in Adelaide and the words “Taman Shud”, torn from a book, in a hidden pocket. The rest of the book was found in a nearby car, with a mysterious code on a page only visible under UV Light. The code and the identity of the man has never been solved.
A librocubicularist is a person who reads in bed.
The ‘Drinkable book’ is an instruction manual that not only teaches people how to clean their water, but is also made of removable pages coated in silver nano-particles that filter contaminated water and kill over 99% of bacteria, and the whole book can last about four years.