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1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted

1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted

ISBN
9780571332465
Published
03/11/2016
9780571332465
Format
Hardback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
368

About the Book

'I love these books ... the best books ever. Brilliant' Chris Evans

This is an astonishing trove of the strangest, funniest, and most improbable tidbits of knowledge from the clever lot at the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI.

The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted.

Did you know that:

Trees sleep at night.

Google searches for ‘How to put on a condom’ peak at 10.28pm.

There is no word for time in any Aboriginal language.

Scotland has 421 words for snow.

Emoji is the fastest growing language in history.

Astronauts wear belts to stop their trousers falling up.

The name Donald means ‘ruler of the world’.

Tanks are exempt from London’s Congestion charge.

The world’s only Cornish pasty museum is in Mexico.

When you blush so does the lining of your stomach.

A group of unicorns is called a blessing.

If there are any facts you don't believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on www.qi.com

'I love these books ... the best books ever. Brilliant' Chris EvansThis is an astonishing trove of the strangest, funniest, and most improbable tidbits of knowledge from the clever lot at the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI.The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted.Did you know that:Trees sleep at night.Google searches for ‘How to put on a condom’ peak at 10.28pm.There is no word for time in any Aboriginal language.Scotland has 421 words for snow.Emoji is the fastest growing language in history.Astronauts wear belts to stop their trousers falling up.The name Donald means ‘ruler of the world’.Tanks are exempt from London’s Congestion charge.The world’s only Cornish pasty museum is in Mexico.When you blush so does the lining of your stomach.A group of unicorns is called a blessing.If there are any facts you don't believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on www.qi.com
  • 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.'

  • 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.'

“'I love these books ... the best books ever. Brilliant' ”
- Chris Evans
“'A fantastic collection of pithy conversation starting facts.'”
- Charlie Higson

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