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Each fact is centred and broken up into 3 or 4 line As per usual, QI is very good in the sock removal fscts. Ones that are more amusing and more possibly true – they all are!

Sep 16, Selena Beckman-Harned rated it it was amazing. No, I was disappointed because the “facts” came nowhere near to blowing my socks off.

Sep 01, Vickie rated it really liked it. Though the resident population ykur only just overmore than crimes are committed there each year. The screwdriver was invented a hundred years before the screw.

Don’t shy away from it. There’s a joke in there somewhere, I know it. Another; Oprah is said to be the misspelling of Orpah, Ruth’s sister in the Bible. Of course, being just facts, there’s no real substance behind them – each fact is delivered on its own, without any of the I absolutely adore QI.

May 11, Ashley rated it really liked it.

1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

It contains lots of interesting facts from all fields, geographic areas, and subjects. I have a weakness for books like this. In its eighth series, which started fscts BBC One in SeptemberLloyd appeared as a panelist in one of the episodes.

Having only one buttock; half-arsed.

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Jan 06, Michelle rated it it was amazing. On a couple of occasions whilst reading this book I found that I had new found knowledge that I was able to insert into conversation at suitable times, so some facts must have become ingrained in my qqi.

This book was interesting. Many of them will be familiar from even a few episodes of QI I recognised a handful from the most recent series, anywayand some were unfortunately also very familiar to me from Mark Forsyth’s The H I have a weakness for books like this.

Though there has been some rather clever editing that manages to connect each fact with the previous and following rather well. Under extreme high pressure, diamonds can be made from peanut butter. Casanova was a librarian. And when a medium in a trance offered to answer any question, Groucho Marx asked, ‘What’s the capital sockss North Dakota?

It never ceases to amaze. Apart from the supposed naughtiness of toilet paper over any other type of paper, where does this go? Books by John Lloyd. Videos About This Book.

Return to Book Page. Clever these scientists who work such things out. That “dong” sounds funny? Aerosmith have made more money from Guitar Hero than from any of their albums. Not because I expected it to be a little more organised, like the other QI books I’ve got not yet finishedand not because it qii frankly a bit of a bog book.

The way it’s organized is almost poetic!

Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt. Quotes from 1, QI Facts To Everybody expected the Spanish Inquisition – they were legally obliged to give 30 days’ notice. As per usual, QI is very good in the sock removal department. And who knows what odd fact will pop into your brain when the need arises, then you can wow your friends and be one of us who just knows weird and strange facts about everything.


John Steinbeck used pencils writing ‘East of Eden’ which leads me to wonder how many Sophia Tolstoy used in transcribing ‘War and Peace’ and Evelyn Waugh might never have written ‘Decline and Fall’, ‘Scoop’, ‘Brideshead Revisited’ and the rest if he had succeeded in drowning himself during his first teaching job in ; he went out to sea to commit the act but turned back after being stung by a jellyfish!

Quite interesting facts indeed! Cockshut is another word for twilight — the time of day when chickens are put to bed. Are baboons in Chile more receptive to poetry than the average Chilean? I liked a lot of the facts. Oct 09, Amanda [Novel Addiction] rated it liked it Shelves: I got it in the Kindle format for the bargain price of 20p and read it all the way through without stopping.

It is an absolutely fantastic collection of facts that range from ridiculous, hilarious and really educational. Loosely grouped trivia taken from the QI quiz show. The Dyslexia Research Centre is in Reading. I think John Lloyd mentioned in the introduction the lay out it similar to reading poetry, and it is. Bought this on Kindle for 20p and its brilliant. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

They all linked together excellently, usually bouncing off the previous fact – for example “Asteroid 1, is called Geranium” leads to “The ozone layer smells faintly of geraniums” – thankfully that’s where the geranium related facts end.

What exactly are we supposed to make of, or marvel at in, this? Jun 26, Nick rated it it was amazing.