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1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop by John Mitchinson, John Lloyd
  

1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

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It seems there’s no end to QI facts or the public fascination for them. Here are another 1339 QI facts, a great gift for the person who has everything or perhaps you need a book for the smallest room or entertainment for friends and relations or even for your own personal enjoyment – warning, it’s addictive reading.

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1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop by John Mitchinson, John Lloyd

They also write books and newspaper columns; run a thriving and recently redesigned website, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed; and produce an iPhone App and a sister Radio 4 programme. At QI's very core 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.' Pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn. It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit.

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For over a decade QI has been the smartest comedy show on British television, but few people know that they are also a major legal hit in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Africa and an illegal one on BitTorrent. They also write books and newspaper columns; run a thriving and recently redesigned website, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed; and produce an iPhone App and a sister Radio 4 programme. At QI's very core 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.' Pigs suffer from anorexia. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn. It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit.

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John Mitchinson, John Lloyd

John Lloyd is a broadcaster. He devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born for radio and Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder for television.

John Mitchinson is from the world of books and has published The Beatles, Michael Palin and Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. The smash-hit BBC 1 panel game QI first aired on the BBC in September 2003 with John Lloyd producing and John Mitchinson in charge of the research. There are now more than 100 editions of the programme.

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Publication date

7th November 2013

Author

John Mitchinson, John Lloyd

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Hardback
368 pages

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ISBN

9780571308941

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