1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off (Hardback)
  • 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off (Hardback)

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

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Hardback Published: 01/11/2012
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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. "1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off" will make you look at the universe (and your socks) in an alarming new way.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571297917

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being a fan of QI the tv programme, i was eager to get the book. I wasnt disappointed, brilliant book.

Hardback edition
7th December 2012
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“1227qi facts to blow your socks off”

Cannot reveiw my self as it was a present but I know my daughter and family loved it !

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7th January 2013
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