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1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

by John Lloyd

PUBLISHED: 1st November 2012
ISBN: 9780571297917
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Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTin is pronounced 'Chin chin' and means penis; 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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PUBLISHED: 1st November 2012
ISBN: 9780571297917
ANNOTATION:
Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTin is pronounced 'Chin chin' and means penis; 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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Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTin is pronounced 'Chin chin' and means penis; 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.

Publisher Description

Over ten series, QI has built a reputation as the best-loved and most intelligent panel quiz show on television by amazing, amusing and enlightening its audience with the quality of its research.

At the core of its appeal is the astonishing fact - the short memorable unit of information that makes you see the world differently. Everybody remembers where they were when they first learnt that kangaroos have three vaginas, that humans share more than half their DNA with bananas and that the tallest mountain on earth isn't Mount Everest. The best QI facts up-end our sense of the order of things and remind us that the universe is a bigger, stranger place than we imagine.

This year, QI celebrates ten years. To mark the occasion we have decided to gather together the very best facts we have unearthed in that time: QI's greatest hits, if you like.

Author Biography

John Lloyd has a broadcasting background. As a radio producer he devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born before moving to television to start Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, and Blackadder. If pressed, he'd concur with Heraclitus: 'abundance of knowledge does not teach men to be wise.'

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.

Long Description

Over ten series, QI has built a reputation as the best-loved and most intelligent panel quiz show on television by amazing, amusing and enlightening its audience with the quality of its research. At the core of its appeal is the astonishing fact - the short memorable unit of information that makes you see the world differently. Everybody remembers where they were when they first learnt that kangaroos have three vaginas, that humans share more than half their DNA with bananas and that the tallest mountain on earth isn't Mount Everest. The best QI facts up-end our sense of the order of things and remind us that the universe is a bigger, stranger place than we imagine. This year, QI celebrates ten years. To mark the occasion we have decided to gather together the very best facts we have unearthed in that time: QI's greatest hits, if you like.

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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.

Product Details

Author
John Lloyd
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0571297919
ISBN-13
9780571297917
Media
Book
Publication Date
2012-11-01
Pages
336
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Language
English
Short Title
1227 QI FACTS TO BLOW YOUR SOC
Residence
US
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Edition
Main
Audience
General/Trade