Jan 21, 2016

Random Thursday

Time for more fun with That's a Fact Jack: A Collection of Utterly Useless Information [Updated] by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser! We're making some headway into this little book of nonsense! This week's facts are some more shockers!

"Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham after his editor challenged him to produce a book using fewer than 50 different words. The words are: a, am, and, everywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam,say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, you."

That was pretty surprising, but makes sense it repeats itself a lot! LOL! Never knew it was just 50!

"The first chapter of Joseph Heller's Catch-22 was published in the quarterly literary magazine New World Writing #7 in 1955 under the title 'Catch-18'. The same issue carried a chapter from Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road', published under a pseudonym."

Did not know this at all!


  1. hmmm the dr suess thing is pretty cool. I know a lot of books from the 50's and the ones that were sci fi - not sure if catch 22 is never read it- were first published in magazines. They did a lot of that then.

  2. Do you like green eggs and ham? I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like them Sam-I-Am. Green Eggs and Ham was always my favorite from Dr Seuss. I hadn't thought about it, but it's not all that surprising being only 50 words.

    I know a lot of books were published in newspapers and magazines piecemeal originally. Interesting to know that its title was different though!

  3. Very interesting information! I didn't know any of that!

  4. I love Green Eggs and Ham, it's my favorite Dr. Seuss. :)

  5. The Dr. Seuss thing actually makes a lot of sense! I remember loving those books as a kid so much <3
    Enchanted by YA

  6. I used to like Green Eggs and Ham until I had to read it over 100 times to my son as a bedtime story. Who knew I read it more times than the amount of words used?


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