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Funny facts after 3 months of blogging!

Today I’ve been blogging for 3 months! I enjoy it a lot – I only wish I had more time, because I feel I have so much to share with you. I just visited my stats site and thought it would be funny to share some of them with you, so here we go 🙂

Visits: 1,827 from 31 countries in 5 continents

Most visitors from: Denmark, United States and United Kingdom

Most popular topic: Camilla LĂ€ckberg … And hold on now, she’s 1,100 % more popular than Fifty Shades of Grey 🙂

When I decided to write this post, I googled funny facts about books and found these things. Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did.

The origin of the Latin word for book, liber, comes from the Romans, who used the thin layer found between the bark and the wood (the liber) before the times of parchment. The English word comes from the Danish word for book, bog, meaning birch tree, as the early people of Denmark wrote on birch bark.

The Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA contains 28 million books and has 532 miles of shelving. If you were driving at a constant 70 mph in a car it would take you just under 8 hours to pass them all. And thats without stopping to go to the toilet!

The best selling book in the UK is not Harry Potter, Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey … but The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

Happy weekend to all of you and remember; when life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile 🙂

Source: The Wee Web and The Guardian

 

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