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A song only needs to sell 5,000 copies to top the Irish music charts.
A book only needs to sell 3,000 copies to top the Irish bestseller list.
In 2006 NASA had to get hold of and restore, copies of the original moon landing from CBS and the Johnson Space Centre after admitting to accidentally recording over their own tape recordings.
Over 90% of American movies made before 1929 are lost, no copies are known to exist.
In 2011, Twitter users tweeted the equivalent of 8,163 copies of “War and Peace” every day.
There are more printed copies of IKEA Catalogues than of bibles.
Only 351 copies of Freud’s book “The Interpretation of Dreams” were sold in its first 6 years.
The NAZI banned and burned copies of the book “Bambi” because it was made by a Jewish author.
There’s an organization that parachutes copies of the Bible into North Korea.
Elephants rarely get cancer because they have 40 copies of genes that code for the tumor suppressor protein p53—humans have two.
A defector used balloons to air drop thousands of copies of the film “The Interview” into North Korea.
In the UK, if you name the person your spouse was unfaithful with on your divorce papers, they will get copies of the paperwork.
Some non-redheaded men have red beards because they have one copy of the MC1R gene. Two copies would make them fully redheads.
3.4 million copies of the animated Disney movie, The Rescuers, was recalled in 1999 because it contained two frames where there was a naked woman in the background.
Since 1875, the exact weight of a kilogram has been defined by the International Prototype of the Kilogram, a cylinder that sits locked in an environmentally regulated vault outside Paris. Every 40 years, it’s removed and compared to a half-dozen copies around the world.
In 1923, the sheet music for ‘Yes, We Have No Bananas’ sold 1,000 copies a day.
The first issue of Playboy, published in December 1953, featured Marilyn Monroe from her 1949 nude calendar shoot. It sold over 50,000 copies.
While World War II was being fought, the original copies of the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were taken from the Library of Congress and kept at Fort Knox, Kentucky.