Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday Trivia

  1. Which author drew most of his inspiration from nighttime walks around London in an attempt to cure his terrible insomnia?
  2. Which author was so afraid of being burned alive that he insisted on carrying a piece of rope for an easy escape from any burning building?
  3. Which poet had his heel bone stolen from Poet’s Corner by the Dean of Westminster when his grave was disturbed in 1849?
  4. Which 18th century English playwright was such a compulsive drinker that he would drink eau-de-cologne in a pinch?
  5. What is the shortest play ever written and performed?

Last Week's Answers

What is the most shoplifted book in the world?

The bible

Which Scottish poet owned a pet ewe called Poor Mallie who had two poems dedicated to her?

Robert Burns

Which author refused to write on anything besides yellow legal paper?

Truman Capote

What is the average life expectancy of modern books?

The life expectancy of a modern book is about 100 years due to the high concentration of sulphuric acid in the wood pulp paper is made from.

How much was John Milton paid for his classic work, “Paradise Lost”?

Just £10.00

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