In 1716, the Oxford University Press printed 500 copies of a book titled ‘Translations of the New Testament from Coptic into Latin’, by David Wilkins. As might have been predicted, sales were slow, how long did it take to sell all 500 copies?

Answer: 171 years.

Source: Stupid History by Leland Gregory

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