Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day
Celebrated annually every 21st of December, the Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day commemorates a day in fictional history. Phileas Fogg must complete circumnavigating the world in 80 days to win the wager.
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Why Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day?
Phileas Fogg is the protagonist in the novel “ Around The World in Eighty Days” written by the French Novelist Jules Verne in 1873. The plot is built around Phileas Fogg placing a bet of 20,000 pounds to complete traveling the earth in 80 days by 2nd of October 1872.
This novel was part of a series of French Novels published by Jules Verne. In the novel, Fogg and the members of the Reform Club argue the possibilities of circumnavigating the world in 80 days.
In an adventurous rage, Fogg makes a wager of 20,000 pounds which he would win if he completes the challenge in 80 days and thus he departs on the 2nd of October 1872 strongly determined to return on the 21st of December 1872 to win the bet.
Will Phileas Fogg win the wager? Will adventure win over adversity? The 21st of December stands as a tribute to the fictional Protagonist Fogg and his undying spirit to succeed and thrive amidst challenges to taste victory.
William Butcher’s translation of this novel to English stated that December 21, 1872, the closing date of the series coincided with the last day of the wager.
How can we observe Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day?
- Obviously! Read the novel “Around the world in Eighty Days” by Jules Verne to capture the adventures of Phileas Fogg first hand
- Watch the adventure cum comedy movie “Around the World in 80 days” a 2004 film starring Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan and Cécile de France based on the same novel by Verne
- Play the 2016 released videogame “80 days” by Inkle Ltd to live out this extraordinary adventure
- Go grab a drink or try the mocktail at the nearest Mr, Fogg’s pub that promise to transport you back to the Victorian era whilst offering immersive and adventurous bars commemorating Phileas Fogg’s adventure-worthy challenge
- Try an 80-day travel challenge, go explore your destinations, and find the Phileas Fogg within you!
- Form a Phileas Fogg Fan Club with like-minded adventure seekers and flood the social media about the Phileas Fogg’s within you and around you!
- Wear a badge, hoist a flag, or just wear a jersey with Phileas Fogg’s name!
- Even simpler, just take a picture of this novel and ask others to do the same! Let the adventure fire spread!!
And of course, don’t stop there, find more unique ways to commemorate this day, and let us know too! Use this hashtag #PhileasFoggWinAWagerDay to share Your thought on Social Media.
Interesting facts about Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day:
- Jules Verne had a crush on his cousin one and a half years older than him and wrote poems for her ever since he was twelve, but she didn’t reciprocate his feelings and ended up marrying a man 2 decades older than her.
- Saint Michel is the name of the small yacht that Verne bought and sailed on while writing his hit novels: Around the World in Eighty Days and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the sea.
- In 1889, Nellie Bly decided to travel around the world being inspired by Jules Verne’s book. She completed her journey in only 72 days and even met Jules Verne himself! She then went on to write “Around the world in seventy-two days” that became a bestseller and a classic.
- Phileas Fogg is a man of mathematical precision. He expelled James Foster, his valet, for bringing him water for shaving at 84 °F as opposed to 86 ° F . Fogg then hired a Frenchman by the name Jean Passepartout as a replacement.
- In 1988 Michael Palin attempted to retrace Verne’s imaginary journey in a TV-series for the BBC and became a modern-day Phileas Fogg. He tried to stick to the original Jules Verne route and in the end, Palin managed to accomplish the journey in 79 days and 7 hours!
History of Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day:
Founder and origin of Phileas Fogg Win A Wager Day remain unknown to our research. We don’t know why December 21st was chosen either. But whoever founded the day surely must have been a Jules Verne fan! This day is celebrated as a fun unofficial holiday in the US. we