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1,342 QI Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted

1,342 QI Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted

by John Lloyd CBE, John Mitchinson


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“Trivia buffs and know-it-alls alike will exult to find so much repeatable wisdom gathered in one place.”—New York Times

This book is bursting with mindboggling morsels of trivia - informative, hilarious, sometimes arcane or utterly useless, but always entertaining. Every fact in this magnificent little volume has been researched with punctilious care in order to bring you the truth in its purest form.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571332465
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Series: Quite Interesting
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 876,799
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

John Lloyd is the creator of the BBC quiz panel show QI (Quite Interesting). He lives in Oxfordshire.

John Mitchinson, QI’s first researcher, used to run the marketing for Waterstones and is the co-founder of award-winning book crowdfunding platform Unbound.

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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 anti-spam industry is worth more than the spam industry.

Florida has more bear hunters than bears.

Selfies kill more people than sharks.

Two-thirds of deaths in the world go unrecorded.

On each anniversary of its landing on Mars, the Curiosity rover hums "Happy Birthday" to itself.

Nostalgia was classified as a disease by the Royal College of Physicians until 1899.

1 in 3 children pretend to believe in Santa Claus to keep their parents happy.

Black coffee drinkers are more likely to be psychopaths.

When you blush so does the lining of your stomach.

The world’s only Cornish pasty museum is in Mexico.

Nobody knows why the Oscars are called the Oscars.

Las Vegas hosts an awards ceremony for people who make awards.

In 2015, America’s "National Hero Dog Award" was won by a cat.

A group of unicorns is called a blessing.

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"Addictive"— Library Journal

"Treasure trove of factoids"—National Public Radio, Weekend Edition

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