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1,234 Qi Facts to Leave You Speechless

by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin

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PUBLISHED: 5th November 2015
ISBN: 9780571326686
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Includes facts such as Flowers get suntans; Denmark imports prisoners; Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest; The Republic of Ireland first got postcodes in 2015; Martin Luther King Jr got a C+ in Public Speaking; No one in the UK dies of 'natural causes'; and; Penguins can't taste fish.
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  • Hardcover
    $17.01
PUBLISHED: 5th November 2015
ISBN: 9780571326686
ANNOTATION:
Includes facts such as Flowers get suntans; Denmark imports prisoners; Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest; The Republic of Ireland first got postcodes in 2015; Martin Luther King Jr got a C+ in Public Speaking; No one in the UK dies of 'natural causes'; and; Penguins can't taste fish.

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Includes facts such as Flowers get suntans; Denmark imports prisoners; Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest; The Republic of Ireland first got postcodes in 2015; Martin Luther King Jr got a C+ in Public Speaking; No one in the UK dies of 'natural causes'; and; Penguins can't taste fish.

Publisher Description

Over a thousand brilliantly researched and constantly surprising facts curated by the QI team

Orchids can get jetlag

Lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time

There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie

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

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 left speechless .

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.

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, 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 is as though everything is a miracle.'

James Harkin is QI's Senior Researcher and Script Editor and is one of the presenters of the number one podcast No Such Thing As A Fish.

Product Details

Author
John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Year
2015
ISBN-10
0571326684
ISBN-13
9780571326686
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2015-11-05
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Pages
352
Edition
Main
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade