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1227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

1227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

Author: John Lloyd; John Mitchinson; James Harkin
Series: Quite Interesting Ser.
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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. 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off will make you look at the universe (and your socks) in an alarming new way.

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1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off - a buffet groaning with mouth-watering nuggets.

Author description

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. 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.

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General Fields

  • : 9780571297931
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : May 2016
  • : 170mm X 105mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Lloyd; John Mitchinson; James Harkin
  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : English
  • : 032.02
  • : 336