1 227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

A buffet groaning with mouth-watering nuggets from QI's first ten years.

1 227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

1 227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

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 a thriving website, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed; and produce an iPhone App and a sister Radio 4 programme. 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; the dialling code from Britain to Russia is 007; potatoes have more chromosomes than human beings; the London Underground has made more money from its famous map than it has from running trains; 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; Scotland has twice as many pandas as Conservative MPs; Saddam's bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker; 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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1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off
Language: un
Pages: 322
Authors: John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-01 - Publisher:

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 a thriving website, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed;
1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off
Language: un
Pages: 334
Authors: John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-09 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

The creators of the popular BBC quiz show "QI" collect bizarre, humorous, and improbable facts, all of which have been meticulously researched.
1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off
Language: un
Pages: 336
Authors: John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-20 - Publisher: Faber & Faber

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 a thriving website, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed;
1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-30 - Publisher: Faber & Faber

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 a thriving website, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed;
1,411 QI Facts To Knock You Sideways
Language: un
Pages: 368
Authors: John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-09 - Publisher: Faber & Faber

1,227 QI Facts blew your socks off. 1,339 QI Facts made your jaw drop. Now the QI team return with this year's groaning sack of astonishment. Prepare to be knocked sideways... Orchids can get jetlag. Lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time. There are 177,147 ways to tie

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