Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted

by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin - £6.99  Faber & Faber (2018)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780571332472 | ISBN 10: 0571332471

The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts to leave you flabbergasted.
 
Trees sleep at night. Google searches for ‘How to put on a condom’ peak at 10.28pm. There is no word for time in any Aboriginal language. Scotland has 421 words for snow. Emoji is the fastest growing language in history. Astronauts wear belts to stop their trousers falling up. The name Donald means ‘ruler of the world’. Tanks are exempt from London’s Congestion charge. The anti-spam industry is worth more than the spam industry. Florida has more bear hunters than bears. Selfies kill more people than sharks. Two-thirds of deaths in the world go unrecorded. On each anniversary of its landing on Mars, the Curiosity rover hums ‘Happy Birthday’ to itself. Nostalgia was classified as a disease by the Royal College of Physicians until 1899. 1 in 3 children pretend to believe in Santa Claus to keep their parents happy. Black coffee drinkers are more likely to be psychopaths. When you blush so does the lining of your stomach. Quidditch, Digestive biscuits and overdrafts were all invented in Edinburgh. The world’s only Cornish pasty museum is in Mexico. Nobody knows why the Oscars are called the Oscars. Las Vegas hosts an awards ceremony for people who make awards. In 2015, America’s ‘National Hero Dog Award’ was won by a cat. A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
 
If there are any facts you don't believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on www.qi.com

(Price & availability last checked: November 2018)

The website can't tell you if this book is in the shop or not, sorry - call us or use the enquiry link below to ask

  

Featured book: Recommended Non-Fiction titles for Yuletide 2018!,
In booklists: Knowledge & Reference Gift Books,
In categories: Humour, Gifts & Seasonal,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd 2004-2020 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page