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Did You Know? {March Edition}

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By Holly Nelson |

March is National Reading Month! Here are a few fun facts about reading:

  1. The Japanese term tsundoku means buying a lot of books, and not getting around to reading them!
  2. In 2007, Stephen King was considered a vandal for signing books at an unannounced book signing in Australia.
  3. Bibliosmia is the enjoyment of the smell of old books!
  4. Dickens’s house had a secret door disguised as a fake bookcase with titles such as “The Life of a Cat” in 9 volumes!
  5. The first book purchased on Amazon was Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought.

 

Facts found at: http://interestingliterature.com/2015/03/05/30-interesting-facts-about-books/

 

Classic Riddles:

 

  1. What goes up and never comes down?
  2. What do you serve that you cannot eat?
  3. What question can be asked all day long, always gets a different answer,  and yet every answer is correct?
  4. What 5 letter word typed in all capital letters can be spelled upside down?
  5. I am dark with white markings, and smooth like a rock. When learning occurs, I help convey thought. What am I?
  6. What is once in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in a thousand years?

 

Answers:

  1. Age
  2. A Tennis Ball
  3. “What time is it?”
  4. SWIMS
  5. A Chalkboard
  6. The Letter “M”

 

Riddles found at:

www.riddles.com

 

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