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1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off
 

1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off (Paperback, Export - International edition)

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. 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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ISBN 9780571297948
Released NZ 28 Sep 2013
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Export - International edition
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ISBN-13 9780571297948
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Released 28 Sep 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Export - International edition
Edition Export - International edition
Author(s) By Lloyd, John
By Mitchinson, John
By Harkin, James
Category TV tie-in
Gift Books
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 032.02
Weight 260g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text TV Tie-In Humour
ONIX Text General/trade

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