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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'
'A fantastic collection of pithy conversation starting facts.'
'Fascinating ... The answers to the questions you never even thought to ask.'
'Intriguing, hilarious and downright surprising little nuggets of information.'
‘QI at its best is sort of what television is about … when I watch the show when I’m - you know when I’m not on it - I’ll watch it and you find it's just time spent in good company.’
We, generally, as people, humans, retain far more information than we’re actually aware of on a daily basis. And what this programme does, is actually by a series of sort of randomly opening doors and switching on and off of synapses unlocks all this information that hitherto you probably didn't even know you knew.
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