50 Years Ago -- a $50 Bet -- and a story using 50 words! I do! I like Green Eggs and Ham!
I just found out about this! Did you know?
According to WKRC...
It was 50 years ago today that a publisher's bet turned into a children's classic.
Bennett Cerf bet Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, 50 dollars that he couldn't write a book using only 50 words.
The result of the bet... Doctor Seuss's "Green Eggs and Ham."
"I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam I am."
By the way, of the 50 words in the book, 49 of them are mono-syllabic.
The one exception is the word: 'anywhere'.
If you can't recall all the other words in "Green Eggs and Ham", here's the list: