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1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted
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John Lloyd John Mitchinson
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1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted

John Lloyd John Mitchinson James Harkin


9780571332465

Faber & Faber


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TV tie-in humour;
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352 pages

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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'.

By:   John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 178mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   293g
ISBN:   9780571332465
ISBN 10:   0571332463
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   November 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.'

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