1. He wrote a play.
2. He unknowingly predicted electric submarines.
3. He wrote a novel depicting an eerily familiar world.
4. An attempt was made on his life.
5. One of the first things he did upon publishing his work was buy a boat.
6. Two of his closest friends and advisors were Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo.
7. He helped invent a genre of literature: travel writing.
8. He was a surprisingly good broker.
9. During the 20th century alone, Verne’s works were translated into 140 languages.