1,423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over - John Lloyd (Hardcover)

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Presents a selection of 1,423 facts to bowl you over. This title includes facts such as: Bees can play football; cholesterol is good for you; camels gave humans the common cold; English has 3,000 words relating to drunkenness; in 1851 all the 436,800 sandwiches sold in London were ham; and, Iceland has more volcanoes than footballers.

Product Details

Barcode
9780571339105
Department
Books
Released
5 Oct 2017
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Authors
John Lloyd
James Harkin
Anne Miller
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Edition
Main
Language
English
Number of Pages
352
Dimensions
178 x 111 x 111mm (315g)

Annotation

Presents a selection of 1,423 facts to bowl you over. This title includes facts such as: Bees can play football; cholesterol is good for you; camels gave humans the common cold; English has 3,000 words relating to drunkenness; in 1851 all the 436,800 sandwiches sold in London were ham; and, Iceland has more volcanoes than footballers.

Summary

The eye-popping, gob-smacking, rib-tickling phenomenon that is QI serves up a brand new selection of 1,423 facts to bowl you over.Iceland imports ice cubesA group of ladybirds is called a lovelinessIt is illegal in Saudi Arabia to name a child SandiEight billion particles of fog can fit into a teaspoonPeople who read books live longer than people who don’tPrince Philip was born on a kitchen table in CorfuNo human beings have ever had sex in spaceNetflix’s biggest competitor is sleepMice sigh up to 40 times an hour

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Movie/TV Tie-In
BISAC Subject 1
Reference / Encyclopedias
BISAC Subject 2
Reference / Trivia
BIC Classification 1
Hobbies, quizzes & games
BIC Classification 2
Trivia & quiz question books
BIC Classification 3
TV tie-in humour
BIC Classification 4
Gift books
Library Subject 1
Curiosities and wonders
Dewey Classification
032.02
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

John Lloyd CBE is the creator of QI and founding producer of The News Quiz, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, Blackadder and No Such Thing As The News.

James Harkin, QI's Head Elf, presents the QI Elves' podcast No Such Thing As A Fish and BBC 2's No Such Thing As The News. He also produces The Museum of Curiosity.

Anne Miller is a scriptwriter and researcher for QI. She is Head Researcher for BBC Radio 4's The Museum of Curiosity and writes a literary column for Standard Issue magazine.