Quick Fact: The shortest correspondence in history was between Victor Hugo and…

The shortest correspondence in history was between Victor Hugo and his publisher in 1862. Inquiring about sales of Les Miserables Hugo telegraphed his publishers the single-character message “?”. Having sold out the first print in 24hrs, the reply was “!”. Ref: www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-history-of-the-exclamation-point-16445416/

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