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Forrest Gump Novel
In the “Forrest Gump” novel that the movie is based on, Forrest goes into space with NASA. Upon return, he crash lands on an island full of cannibals. He only survives because he beats the head cannibal at chess everyday.
There's a book titled "Everything men know about women" that has over 100 blank pages.
In Iceland, more books are published and sold per person every year than anywhere else in the world. Ten percent of Icelanders become a published author in their lifetime.
The reason why old books have such a distinct smell is because hundreds of organic compounds in the pages break down over time and release chemicals that smell like almond, vanilla, and grass.
A man with locked-in syndrome, named Jean-Dominique Bauby, wrote an entire book by blinking his left eyelid.
Author Ian McEwan helped his son write his A-level English exam about one of his own novels, Enduring Love. The teacher disagreed with his interpretation.
Critic Michael Crowley gave such a poor review of one of author Michael Crichton's books that, in his next book, Crichton made a character 'Mick Crowley' who was a child molester with a small penis.
Mathematical proof that 1+1=2 takes 162 pages to explain in the three volume work “Principia Mathematica”.