1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off
1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin is a buffet groaning with mouth-watering nuggets from QI’s first ten years.
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‘I love these books … the best books ever. Brilliant’ Chris Evans
QI is the smartest comedy show on British television, but few people know that we’re also a major legal hit in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Africa and an illegal one on BitTorrent. We also write books and newspaper columns; run some (frankly thriving, if we do say so ourselves) social media pages; and some of us appear on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Showon BBC Radio 2 every week to answer your questions. At the core of what we do is the astonishing fact – painstakingly researched and distilled to a brilliant and shocking clarity. In Einstein’s words: ‘Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.’
Did you know that:
Cows moo in regional accents.
The entire internet weighs less than a grain of sand.
Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTin is pronounced ‘Chin chin’ and means penis.
The water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body.
Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981, it is explicitly illegal in Britain to use a machinegun to kill a hedgehog.
1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off will make you look at the universe (and your socks) in an alarming new way.
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