1 227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

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

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571297948

Category: Humor

Page: 322

View: 620

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.

1 227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

The creators of the popular BBC quiz show "QI" collect bizarre, humorous, and improbable facts, all of which have been meticulously researched.

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241033

Category: Reference

Page: 334

View: 673

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

'I love these books ... the best books ever.

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571302947

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 804

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.

1 227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off

A QUITE INTERESTING BOOK 1,227 QI FACTS TO BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF
Compiled by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson & James Harkin with the QI Elves
Anne Miller, Andy Murray & Alex Bell Contents Title Page Introduction Epigraph
1,227 ...

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571297951

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 716

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.

1 339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

QI are back with a smorgasbord of facts even more astonishing than their last bestselling buffet sensation - '1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off'.

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571308972

Category: Humor

Page: 355

View: 685

Now in paperback. The QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten. Pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn. The first computer mouse was made of wood. 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 QI's website.

1 411 QI Facts To Knock You Sideways

'I love these books ... the best books ever.

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571317782

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 775

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 a tie. Ladybird orgasms last for 30 minutes. Traffic lights existed before cars. Sir Bruce Forsyth is four months older than sliced bread. The soil in your garden is 2 million years old. 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 qi.com. This ebook edition now includes hyperlinked page numbers which give the reader direct access to the sources on the QI website.

1 339 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop

'I love these books ... the best books ever. Brilliant' Chris Evans 1,399 QI Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin is packed with even more fascinating facts.

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571308961

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 155

Following the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten. Pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn. It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit. J. K Rowling has no middle name. The first computer mouse was made of wood. 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 QI's website.

1 339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

This is the hilarious and fascinating sequel to the worldwide bestseller '1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off'.

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571308941

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 368

View: 275

From the QI team, a brand new buffet groaning with mouthwatering, bite-sized, impossibly addictive nuggets of information.

The Pocket Book of Animals

QI The Pocket Book of Animals is John Lloyd and John Mitchinson's funny, eccentric and confounding handbook filled with interesting animal facts and figures.

Author: John Mitchinson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571245130

Category: Animals

Page: 224

View: 189

From the team that brought General Ignorance to millions, now a handy pocket sized edition.

If Ignorance Is Bliss Why Aren t There More Happy People

" -Steve Martin Collected by the writers of the BBC show, QI, and authors of the worldwide bestsellers The Book of General Ignorance and 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off , here is an inspirational handbook of wise one-liners, hilarious ...

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571254842

Category:

Page: 448

View: 130

A really quite interesting book of hilarious jokes and motivational quotes, one which gathers the truest and funniest insights of the best minds, and organises them into 250 subjects, from ambition to worry, (or from artichokes to woodpeckers). Featuring quotations from Indira Ghandi, Mark Twain, Homer Simpson, J.S Bach and a prologue from Stephen Fry, there's a motivational quote for almost every situation life throws at you (from the death of your child's hamster to the unified theory of everything). "The Beatles are dying in the wrong order." -Victor Lewis Smith"When you forget to eat, you know you're alive." -Henry James"I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty." -Nancy Reagan"You know 'that look' women get when they want sex? Me neither." -Steve Martin Collected by the writers of the BBC show, QI, and authors of the worldwide bestsellers The Book of General Ignorance and 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off, here is an inspirational handbook of wise one-liners, hilarious jokes, and motivational quotes of truth and beauty.

1 339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

The creative forces behind a popular British quiz show offer interesting and humorous pieces of trivia and arcane information, in a follow-up to the best-selling 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off. 50,000 first printing.

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393245608

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 852

The creative forces behind a popular British quiz show offer interesting and humorous pieces of trivia and arcane information, in a follow-up to the best-selling 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off. 50,000 first printing.

1 234 Quite Interesting Facts to Leave You Speechless

The New York Times best-selling authors of the QI series return with a fourth collection of mind-bending trivia.

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393254496

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 613

The New York Times best-selling authors of the QI series return with a fourth collection of mind-bending trivia. The New York Times best-selling authors of the Quite Interesting series have made you see sideways, knocked your socks off, and left your jaw on the floor. Now John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, and James Harkin are back to offer even more—1,234, to be exact—shocking, enlightening, downright-fun facts that will leave you speechless…and pantomiming for more. Did you know? The Big Bang was not as loud as a Motörhead concert. Abraham Lincoln was a licensed bartender. According to the company that created her, Hello Kitty isn’t a cat. Albert Einstein’s eyeballs are in a safety deposit box in New York. McDonald’s once created bubble-gum-flavored broccoli. It is impossible to hum and whisper at the same time. Convinced it’s all hogwash? Visit QI.com/US1234 for proof of the veracity of every fact. Want more? Check out 1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways, 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop, and 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off.

1 411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways

A dazzling third installment of astounding new facts from the New York Times best-selling authors of 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off and 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop. 1,411 Quite Interesting Facts ...

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393249883

Category: Reference

Page: 416

View: 687

A dazzling third installment of astounding new facts from the New York Times best-selling authors of 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off and 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop. 1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways is a gold mine of wide-ranging, eye-opening, brain-bursting nuggets of trivia that's impossible to put down, another "treasure trove of factoids" (National Public Radio, Weekend Edition). Did you know? Orchids can get jet lag Lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time Frank Sinatra took a shower 12 times a day Ladybug orgasms last for 30 minutes There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie Traffic lights existed before cars The soil in your garden is 2 million years old