Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Ham-Sydney College in Virgina, looked up one of the obscure Latin top words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical, discovered the ocean. It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout.

Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like). Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “dela Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by CerIo, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, popular during Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32 undoubtable source. All the Lorem Ipsum generators on the Internet tend to repeat predefined chunks as necessary, making this the first true generator on the Internet.