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QI: The Book of Animal Ignorance

John Mitchinson

Amazing facts from the animal kingdom from QI

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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.

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


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, and now runs Unbound. He’s with Einstein: ‘There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other…

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