QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance

John Lloyd, John Mitchinson
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ISBN 9780571323890 Format Paperback
Published 05/03/2015 Length 240 pages

About Book

Join QI's expedition into the animal kingdom to encounter 100 of its most remarkable subjects. Marvel at the elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom.

Did you know that ...

Albatrosses can fly non-stop for ten years without touching the ground.

Box jellyfish have twenty-four eyes.

Geese mourn their dead.

Koalas don't drink.

Monkeys pay to look at porn.

Lobsters live for a century.

Mice sing while having sex.

Spiders can fly.

  • About John Lloyd

    John Lloyd has a broadcasting background. As a radio producer he devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born before moving to television to start Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, and Blackadder. If pressed, he'd concur with Heraclitus: 'abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.'

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  • About John Mitchinson

    John Mitchinson is from the world of books. The original Marketing Director of Waterstone's, he became Managing Director of Cassell, where he published The Beatles, Michael Palin and Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. He's with Einstein: 'There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.'

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