Friday 13 September 2013

Fun Fact Friday (#6)

Fun Fact Friday is a meme hosted by Lettora at I’m Booked! If you’d like to join and do your own Fun Fact Friday, just ask! At I’m Booked! Every week we’ll give you five new, fun facts.

This week’s five facts:

1.       For The Hunger Games, actor Alexander Ludwig gained 30 to 40 pounds in order to play the role of Cato.

2.       In 1838 Edgar Allen Poe wrote The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. The story is about three shipwrecked survivors in boat who kill and eat the fourth man whose name was Richard Parker. Strangely in 1884, three real-life shipwrecked survivors killed and ate the fourth man, whose name was also Richard Parker. Spooky!

3.       The real name of “Dr Seuss”, author of 64 children’s books, was Theodor Seuss Geisel.

4.       The book Gadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright contains 50,110 words but the letter ‘e’ never appears once.

5.       J.K. Rowling doesn’t actually have a middle name. She used the letter "K" after her grandmother, Kathleen, because she was asked by her publisher to print Harry Potter under her initials.


  1. About #5, was this so people wouldn't know her gender?

    1. I think her publisher thought it would help sales if people didn't know she was a woman.