1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted

1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted 1

by John LloydJohn Mitchinson and James Harkin

Hardback Publication Date: 10/11/2016

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A new compendium of flabbergasting QI Facts.

The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts that will leave you flabbergasted.

1,342 QI Facts coincides with more good news from QI, as Sandi Toksvig takes over the duties as presenter on the double-BAFTA nominated TV show, and the QI Elves' podcast No Such Thing As A Fish wins its second Chortle award.

The first pencils were used to draw on sheep.

More people work for Walmart than live in Slovenia.

The beaded lacewing stuns its prey by farting on it.

The allies considered dropping glue to stick Nazi troops to the ground.

The only life on Earth for a billion years was a thick layer of slime. Scientists call it the boring billion.

On the anniversary of landing, the Mars Curiosity rover hummed 'Happy Birthday' to itself.

'Flabbergasted' was first recorded in a 1772 list of new words alongside 'bored'.

ISBN:
9780571332465
9780571332465
Category:
Gift books
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
10-11-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Faber & Faber, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
384
Dimensions (mm):
178x111x24.99mm
Weight:
0.32kg
John Lloyd

John Lloyd co-founded the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, where he is a Senior Research Fellow.

Lloyd has written several books, including What the Media Are Doing to Our Politics and Journalism in an Age of Terror.

He is also a contributing editor at the Financial Times and a columnist for both Reuters.com and La Repubblica of Rome.

John Mitchinson

John Mitchinson is the original Marketing Director of Waterstone's, became Managing Director of Cassell and now runs Unbound.

James Harkin

James Harkin, QI's Head Elf, presents the QI Elves' podcast No Such Thing As A Fish and BBC 2's No Such Thing As The News.

He also produces The Museum of Curiosity.

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    I didn't like this book at all to me it was in the wrong place and I got confused with the title, Im not a complainer so to me it was my bad luck but please take it out of craft or beading thanks Megan Hannan.