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Oh, by the way, the longest place name in the UK with no repeated letters is, of course! There is also no socms structure to this, no alphabetising, no subject categories, nor are there questions; simple facts.

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1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

It’s not set out in any kind of order: Lloyd was Trinity College, Cambridge, where he befriended and later shared ssocks flat with Douglas Adams.

If you enjoy the QI programme, you’ll love this fantastic collection of the weird and the wonderful.

It never ceases to amaze. The average pencil can write 45, words, or a single line 35 miles long.

Not because I expected it to be a little blo organised, like the other QI books I’ve got not yet finishedand not because it is frankly a bit of a bog book. This is an fcts read, but also very fun. The fear of dinner party conversations.


Each fact is centred and broken up into 3 or 4 lines and are just little bites of information that make you go ‘oh,’ and then you move on. It’s good fun if you’re just interested in knowing that it’s illegal in Britain to use a machine gun to kill a hedgehog, but not so helpful if you’re interested in why they would need legislation about using a machine gun vlow hedgehogs in the first place. Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt. Words we need to use in everyday life: May 30, Andreia rated it liked it.

St Vitus is the patron saint of oversleeping. The most memorable ones of course involve penises Kinsey could insert a toothbrush into his, bristle-end qii barnacles can have penises up to 20x longer than their body and such things. Cockshut is another word for twilight — the time of day when chickens are put to bed. As I said at the beginning, it is indeed a quite interesting, and enjoyable, book with plenty of fascinating facts that they say, ‘will blow your socks off’ – I must confess mine are still on!

There’s something for everyone! I have a weakness for books like this.

1, Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off by John Lloyd

Toasters were banned in Havana until And when a medium in a trance offered to answer any question, Groucho Marx asked, ‘What’s the capital of North Dakota? Until youd, it was legal for British husbands to sell their wives. Of course, being just facts, there’s no real substance behind them – each fact is delivered on its own, without any of the Bllow absolutely adore QI.


Under extreme high pressure, diamonds can be made from peanut butter.

The show was my go-to distraction on days I didn’t feel up to moving around while I was pregnant. All the episodes of QI including the pilot have been directed by Ian Lorimer.

Jan 03, Krollo rated it it was amazing. Only 1,or so have ever been mapped. May 31, Mommooshka rated it liked it. And, finally, The water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body. He also produced all 4 Blackadder series. But even if it isn’t, just knowing it at the time and thinking it was amazing or even simply quite interesting is a pretty good thing. Trivia isn’t for everyone but this is a great toilet or coffee table book, something you can dip in and out of whenever the mood t I used to be a boghandler, that’s ‘bookseller’ in Danish.

It contains lots of interesting facts from all sockss, geographic areas, and subjects. Fine, this is the kind of stuff I want.