8 real facts about the most famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes
One of the most anticipated cinema events in 2017 will be the season of the British series "Sherlock Holmes." Already it appeared the trailer for the new film. We decided to recall the interesting facts about the most famous, albeit fictional detective.
the IQ of Sherlock Holmes is about 190
In the book titled "Intelligence of Sherlock Holmes and other problems of three tubes" John Redford tried to calculate the IQ of Sherlock by using three different methods. He concluded that his IQ is 190, t. E. Much like his compatriot, Sir Isaac Newton.
Sherlock then curl
According to most sources, Conan Doyle, probably took the name from the Old English Sherlock Shearlock name, which means "a lock of blond hair." Other people suggest that he was inspired by the famous violinist Alfred Sherlock. According to the third data, a combination of two well-known names cricketers: Sherwin and Sheklok.
Holmes - the most popular fictional character in
Guinness World Records says that Sherlock Holmes has appeared in a total of 254 films and television shows. The Internet Movie Database (IMDB) is referred to an even greater number - 292 film and TV shows. At least 90 different actors playing the role of Sherlock in various TV shows and movies. There is another fictional character, who is portrayed in the movies more often, but he was not quite human - it's Dracula.
Sherlock Holmes - the real mastermind investigators
Many of the standard investigative techniques used today, in fact, have been mentioned in the novels about Sherlock Holmes, before they are used in real life. For example, fingerprinting Sherlock used in 1890. The first recorded use of the fingerprint was recorded in Argentina in 1893. Scotland Yard has begun to use this method in 1901.
221B Baker Street
At that time, when I could have lived Holmes, Baker Street was very short street, and the maximum number on it was "85". Once in 1930, we changed the urban plans, all of the main street in Westminster was renamed Baker Street. Within a short time there was really a house on Upper Baker Street, at number 221, but it was demolished a few months after the renaming of the street. Today, however, there is a well-known address. Beneath it is a private museum dedicated to Sherlock Holmes.
My favorite cap Holmes
The famous hat hunter deer that Holmes today is in all the movies, actually initially did not appear in the books of Conan Doyle. Her painted illustrator Sidney Paget, who drew the illustrations for the Holmes stories for magazines. Sherlock also did not use the phone "calabash". In the stories he wore Victorian hat and smoking a pipe made of clay and briar.
The elder brother Holmes
Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's older brother - an amazing character. He is usually portrayed as a man who knows and maybe even more than his brother. Mycroft is often shown in the series he often appears in the TV series "Sherlock Holmes", but in fact it was mentioned just two stories of Conan Doyle's "The Greek Interpreter" and "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans".
Hound of the Baskervilles
The terrible story of the family of the Baskervilles, which pursued the legendary curse of ghost dog, is one of the most filmed stories about Sherlock Holmes. When the story first appeared in the Strand magazine, it has increased the volume of its sales to 30,000 copies. Until today, more than 20 films have been made and TV series on the history of the Hound of the Baskervilles.