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    13 Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Words And Writing

    From Conversation Sparks, a collection of fascinating, little-known facts.

    1. On the origin of Green Eggs and Ham:

    Ryan Chapman

    2. On the release of Psycho:

    Ryan Chapman

    3. On Where's Waldo? in other countries:

    Ryan Chapman

    4. On the true purpose of the typewriter:

    Ryan Chapman

    5. On pencils vs. pens:

    Ryan Chapman

    6. On colors in different languages:

    Ryan Chapman

    7. On Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins' earlier writing gigs:

    Ryan Chapman

    8. On the speed of different languages:

    Ryan Chapman

    9. On Thomas Jefferson's neologisms:

    Ryan Chapman

    10. On the book version of E.T.:

    Ryan Chapman

    11. On Arthur C. Clarke's side hobby:

    Ryan Chapman

    12. On the first Amazon book sale:

    Ryan Chapman

    13. On the origin of Gone with the Wind:

    Ryan Chapman

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