Fun Fact Friday is a meme hosted by Lettora at I’m Booked! If you’d like to join and do your own Fun Fact Friday, just ask! At I’m Booked! Every week we’ll give you five new, fun facts.
This week’s five facts:
1. The most books signed by one author in a book signing is 1,951 by Antoli Karpov who is an ex-chess champion. He signed El Camino del Volutad, which he co-wrote with David Llada.
2. The thickest unpublished book was produced in Germany and is collection of drawings sent from children called, Das dickste Buch des Universums (The thickest book in the universe). It has 50,560 pages and weighs 220kg.
3. Did you know that for The Hunger Games, both Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence, who are naturally blonde, dyed their hair brown for the film, but Josh Hutcherson who is dark-haired dyed his hair blonde.
4. The most expensive book ever sold at auction is John James Audubon’s Birds of America which sold for £7.3 million in December 2010. It contains 1000 illustrations of 435 birds.
5. The longest ever title for a book that has been published has 1,086 words and was written by Dr. Sreenathachary Vangeepuram in 2010.