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1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off

1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off (Hardback, Main)

By Lloyd, John
By Mitchinson, John
By Harkin, James

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QI is the smartest comedy show on British television, but few people know that we're also a major legal hit in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Africa and an illegal one on BitTorrent. We also write books and newspaper columns; run a thriving website, a Facebook page, a Twitter... feed; and produce an iPhone App and a sister Radio 4 programme. At the core of what we do is the astonishing fact - painstakingly researched and distilled to a brilliant and shocking clarity. In Einstein's words: 'Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.' Did you know that: cows moo in regional accents; the entire internet weighs less than a grain of sand; the dialling code from Britain to Russia is 007; potatoes have more chromosomes than human beings; the London Underground has made more money from its famous map than it has from running trains; Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTin is pronounced 'Chin chin' and means penis; the water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body; Scotland has twice as many pandas as Conservative MPs; Saddam's bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker; Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981, it is explicitly illegal in Britain to use a machinegun to kill a hedgehog. 1000 QI Facts will make you look at the universe (and your socks) in an alarming new way.
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ISBN 9780571297917
Released NZ 1 Dec 2012
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Hardback, Main
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ISBN-13 9780571297917
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Released 1 Dec 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, Main
 › 1 other possible formats available
Edition Main
Author(s) By Lloyd, John
By Mitchinson, John
By Harkin, James
Category TV tie-in
Gift Books
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 032.02
Weight 287g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress History, Curiosities and wonders, Science
NBS Text TV Tie-In Humour
ONIX Text General/trade