Tidbits – Because they’re fun! 🙂
Top Ten I liked while searching:
10.) In the I Love Lucy episodes in which Lucy was pregnant, each one had to be reviewed by a minister, priest and rabbi in order to ensure that they weren’t offensive to the television audience. (What in the world happened between then and now??)
9.) Mark Twain dropped out of school when he was only 12 years old, after the death of his father.
8.) The only painting Vincent Van Gogh ever sold was to his brother.
7.) William Shakespeare had his tombstone inscribed with a curse that reads, ” “Good friend for Jesus sake forbear / To dig the dust enclosed here! / Blest be the man that spares these stones, / And curst be he that moves my bones.” (Hmmm…sense of humor perhaps?)
6.) James Michener’s last TV interview was for the History Channel and was about his experiences as a hobo during the Great Depression.
5.) Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens, and Rudyard Kipling all suffered from insomnia. (Maybe that’s how they produced so much?)
4.) The book Les Miserable contains a sentence that is 823 words long!
3.) Sidney Sheldon didn’t start his writing career until he was in his 50’s. (Proof that we’re never too old to start. Age simply means we’ve lived more years from which to draw experiences.) 🙂
2.) The author of The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum, wrote his first book about chickens. (Lions and Tigers and Bears…and chickens? Oh my!)
1.) Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a 50,000 word novel, Gadsby, that doesn’t contain one letter ‘e’. (Is that even possible?)