I always wanted to know - what is Lorem Ipsum?

I am sure you at some point came across text 'Lorem Ipsum' many times when searching for web templates or blog themes. At first I thought that this was just random, but apparently not. Lorem Ipsum is a dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. It has been industry's standard dummy text since the 1500s - yes that long. It was 'invented' when an unknown printer scrambled text to make a type specimen book. Funny, that this scrambled text has survived not only five centuries, but also got into the today's electronic age and remains unchanged. It became popular in 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages. Recently popular with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.