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Sean Connery stars as James Bond in the 1963 film, "From Russia With Love." Despite his dreadful pickup lines, 007 has slept with 57 women to date.

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Think you know Bond?

  • Article by: Colin Covert
  • November 7, 2012 - 11:03 AM

Though duty has taken him all over the world, Bond has never set foot in Antarctica (no swank hotels) or Australia (because of Lazenby, no doubt).

Bond creator Ian Fleming worked in Britain's naval intelligence in World War II, forming an espionage commando team. Fleming wrote 14 Bond books, two of which -- "The Man With the Golden Gun" and "Octopussy and the Living Daylights" -- were published after his death in 1964.

Kingsley Amis, John Gardner and other ghostwriters added 33 titles. Charlie Higson began a series of Young Bond titles in 2005, bringing the total of non-Fleming Bonds to 40. William Boyd's as-yet-untitled 007 adventure, returning Bond to the year 1969, will be published in fall 2013.

Where are the other 00 agents? In various films, 002, 003, 004 and 009 have been killed. 001 and 005 have not been seen. 008 has been mentioned as a replacement for Bond, should he be sidelined. 006, believed killed, reappeared as the villain in "Goldeneye."

Despite his dreadful pickup lines, 007 has slept with 57 women to date, which puts him about 42 ahead of the typical Englishman, according to health studies. "The likelihood of James Bond having chlamydia is extremely high," says English health and medical reporter Dr. Sarah Jarvis. "If he came to my clinic, I would definitely advise him to have a test [STD]."

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