Mark Twain invented the bra strap.
H.G. Wells wrote the classic Sci-Fi novels; The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds in the space of just four years.
Joanne Rowling, better known by her initials J K, does not have a middle name, according to her birth certificate. The use of the author’s initials instead of her full name was a marketing ploy designed to make her work acceptable to boys, who actively choose not to read books by women.
Ernest Hemingway used a machine gun when fishing, to shoot sharks, and was the first person to ever boat a giant tuna in an undamaged state.
Rudyard Kipling urged his 18-year-old son John to join WWI. He had such bad eyesight that he was repeatedly turned down. Kipling used his friendship with the Commander-In-Chief of the Army to get him in. John was sent into battle, where an exploding shell ripped his face apart.
In the early hours of every January 19th, for over 7 decades, a mysterious man dressed in black pays tribute at Edgar Allen Poe’s grave, he leaves a bottle of cognac and 3 roses.
The shortest correspondence in history is between Victor Hugo and his publisher. Hugo was on vacation when Les Misérables was published. He telegraphed the single-character message “?” to his publisher, who replied with a single “!”
J. K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter books) is now wealthier than the Queen of England, and she is the first person to become a billionaire solely through writing.
Stephen Fry claims that Douglas Adams told him why he chose the number 42, and that he will take the secret to his grave.
J.K Rowling makes £5 every second.