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Qi The Second Book Of General Ignorance

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 9780571273751
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 20.36 MB
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Just when you thought it was safe to start showing off again, the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off are back. With a foreword by Stephen Fry, this parcel of unimaginable information is here to solve a few common misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings. Octopuses have six legs, oranges aren't orange, bats aren't blind, napoleon wasn't short, vikings didn't wear horned helmets, there is no such thing as a fish. QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance is the essential set text for everyone who's proud to admit that they don't know everything, and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do. John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are the bestselling authors of QI: The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off. Here they present a wonderful collection of astonishingly interesting facts, perfect for pub quiz lovers, trivia buffs and general knowledge experts alike.
Category: Games & Activities

Qi

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : OCLC:1176444272
Genre : Common fallacies
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Category: Common fallacies

The Second Qi Book Of General Ignorance

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 057132391X
Genre : Common fallacies
File Size : 62.64 MB
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Just when you thought it was safe to start showing off again, the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off are back. With a foreword by Stephen Fry, this parcel of unimaginable information is here to solve a few common misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings. Octopuses have six legs, oranges aren't orange, bats aren't blind, napoleon wasn't short, vikings didn't wear horned helmets, there is no such thing as a fish. QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance is the essential set text for everyone who's proud to admit that they don't know everything, and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do. John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are the bestselling authors of QI: The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off. Here they present a wonderful collection of astonishingly interesting facts, perfect for pub quiz lovers, trivia buffs and general knowledge experts alike.
Category: Common fallacies

Qi The Book Of General Ignorance The Noticeably Stouter Edition

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 9780571273782
Genre : Fiction
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An indispensable compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show, QI. From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance comes a noticeably stouter edition, with 26% extra facts and figures perfect for trivia, pub quiz and general knowledge enthusiasts. The QI team sets out again to show you that a lot of what you think you know is wrong. If, like Alan Davies, you still think the Henry VIII had six wives, the earth has only one moon, that George Washington was the first president of the USA, that Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, that the largest living thing is a blue whale, that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, that whisky and bagpipes come from Scotland or that Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain, then there are at least 200 reasons why this is the book for you. The researchers at QI have written many bestselling books including such titles as The QI Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts To Blow Your Socks Off. They now present a noticeably stouter edition, an indispensable handbook for trivia lovers, pub quiz enthusiasts and general knowledge experts alike. And remember - everything you think you know is still wrong.
Category: Fiction

Qi The Third Book Of General Ignorance

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 9780571309009
Genre : Humor
File Size : 45.39 MB
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The Third Book of General Ignorance gathers together 180 questions, both new and previously featured on the BBC TV programme's popular 'General Ignorance' round, and show why, when it comes to general knowledge, none of us knows anything at all. Who invented the sandwich? What was the best thing before sliced bread? Who first ate frogs' legs? Which cat never changes its spots? What did Lady Godiva do? What can you legally do if you come across a Welshman in Chester after sunset?
Category: Humor

Qi The Book Of General Ignorance

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 0571323901
Genre : Common fallacies
File Size : 89.63 MB
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An indispensable compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show, QI. From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance comes a noticeably stouter edition, with 26% extra facts and figures perfect for trivia, pub quiz and general knowledge enthusiasts. The QI team sets out again to show you that a lot of what you think you know is wrong. If, like Alan Davies, you still think the Henry VIII had six wives, the earth has only one moon, that George Washington was the first president of the USA, that Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, that the largest living thing is a blue whale, that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, that whisky and bagpipes come from Scotland or that Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain, then there are at least 200 reasons why this is the book for you. The researchers at QI have written many bestselling books including such titles as The QI Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts To Blow Your Socks Off. They now present a noticeably stouter edition, an indispensable handbook for trivia lovers, pub quiz enthusiasts and general knowledge experts alike. And remember - everything you think you know is still wrong.
Category: Common fallacies

The Book Of General Ignorance

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : UVA:X030281084
Genre : Humor
File Size : 80.13 MB
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Presents a whimsical compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings, and common mistakes based on "common knowledge," culled from the fields of history, science, literature, and biography, presenting such "helpful" facts as French toast comes from Rome, camels originated in North America, coffee is not made from beans, and more. 80,000 first printing.
Category: Humor

The Third Qi Book Of General Ignorance

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 0571308996
Genre : Common fallacies
File Size : 81.68 MB
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The Third Book of General Ignorance gathers together 180 questions, both new and previously featured on the BBC TV programme's popular 'General Ignorance' round, and show why, when it comes to general knowledge, none of us knows anything at all. Who invented the sandwich? What was the best thing before sliced bread? Who first ate frogs' legs? Which cat never changes its spots? What did Lady Godiva do? What can you legally do if you come across a Welshman in Chester after sunset?
Category: Common fallacies

Qi

Author : Stephen Fry
ISBN : 0571233732
Genre : American wit and humor
File Size : 76.75 MB
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Have you ever wondered why most books of quotations are stuffed full of rather pedestrian quotes by people you've never heard of? It's a shame because a really good quotation book, one which gathered the truest and funniest insights of the best minds, and organised them into 250 subjects, from ambition to worry, (or from artichokes to woodpeckers), a book which offered you a useful take on almost every situation life throws at you (from the death of your child's hamster to the unified theory of everything), a sourcebook of wise one-loners, of knock-out jokes, of drole asides and heartfelt statements of truth and beauty, a practical handbook of interestingness , well, that would be worth having. And, guess what? Those thoughtful gentlemen at QI have come up with one.Five years of learning how to avoid the dull stuff have left the QI team in a uniquely good position to deliver this elusive holy grail: the big, useful, funny and really very good book of quotations.
Category: American wit and humor

The Efg Bumper Book Of Qi Annuals

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 0571270980
Genre : Curiosities and wonders
File Size : 73.40 MB
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The QI Annuals are the nearest things to having the hit BBC1 TV show live in your living room. Top comedians and brainiacs, from Stephen Fry and Alan Davies to guests such as Phill Jupitus, Jo Brand, Clive Anderson, Jeremy Clarkson and Rowan Atkinson, have joined top cartoonists and illustrators, and the estimiable QI elves themselves in the first three QI Annuals, covering the letters E, F and G (starting at A is so overrated). Collected by the writers of the BBC show, QI, and authors of the worldwide bestsellers The Book of General Ignorance and 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off, here is a hilarious and informative selection of the QI team's fun facts. Featuring the likes of Stephen Fry, Alan Davies and many other QI guests, this bumper paperback edition is the perfect Christmas gift for pub quiz experts, fans of Guinness World Records and lovers of all things QI.
Category: Curiosities and wonders

1 423 Qi Facts To Bowl You Over

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 9780571339129
Genre : Reference
File Size : 51.1 MB
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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 cubes A group of ladybirds is called a loveliness It is illegal in Saudi Arabia to name a child Sandi Eight billion particles of fog can fit into a teaspoon People who read books live longer than people who don't Prince Philip was born on a kitchen table in Corfu No human beings have ever had sex in space Netflix's biggest competitor is sleep Mice sigh up to 40 times an hour
Category: Reference

1 342 Qi Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 9780571332489
Genre : Humor
File Size : 77.56 MB
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The sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping phenomenon that is QI serves up a sparkling new selection of 1,342 facts that will leave you flabbergasted. 1,342 QI Facts coincides with more good news from QI, as Sandi Toksvig takes over the duties as presenter on the double-BAFTA nominated TV show, and the QI Elves' podcast No Such Thing As A Fish wins its second Chortle award. The first pencils were used to draw on sheep. More people work for Walmart than live in Slovenia. The beaded lacewing stuns its prey by farting on it. The allies considered dropping glue to stick Nazi troops to the ground. The only life on Earth for a billion years was a thick layer of slime. Scientists call it 'the boring billion'. On the anniversary of landing, the Mars Curiosity rover hummed 'Happy Birthday' to itself. 'Flabbergasted' was first recorded in a 1772 list of new words alongside 'bored'.
Category: Humor

1 227 Quite Interesting Facts To Blow Your Socks Off

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 9780393241037
Genre : Reference
File Size : 65.6 MB
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The creators of the popular BBC quiz show "QI" collect bizarre, humorous, and improbable facts, all of which have been meticulously researched.
Category: Reference

The Pocket Book Of Animals

Author : John Mitchinson
ISBN : 0571245137
Genre : Animals
File Size : 41.90 MB
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From the team that brought General Ignorance to millions, now a handy pocket sized edition.
Category: Animals

Qi The Book Of Animal Ignorance

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 9780571249176
Genre : Nature
File Size : 62.95 MB
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Join QI's expedition into the animal kingdom to encounter 100 of its most remarkable subjects. Marvel at the elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom. Albatrosses can fly non-stop for ten years without touching the ground. Box jellyfish have twenty-four eyes. Geese mourn their dead. Koalas don't drink. Monkeys pay to look at porn. Lobsters live for a century. Mice sing while having sex. Spiders can fly.
Category: Nature

Quite Interesting Issue

Author : Dan Kieran
ISBN : 9780091923013
Genre : Humor
File Size : 65.43 MB
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"We are born free but are everywhere in chains. Our culture needs some fresh air. We are boring ourselves to death by re-packaging the same flavourless pap based on a patronising and second-hand version of what we think other people want. Meanwhile, out there, the world is as complex, beautiful and mysterious as ever. Which is why QI and the Idler have joined forces to celebrate curiosity. As Dorothy Parker once sagely noted, curiosity is the cure for boredom, but there is no cure for curiosity. It is endless and free, unlike television, wine or the water in our taps. It is more pleasurable and reliable than sex. It's what makes us human. But don't take our word for it. Inside you'll get to spend time with Mr Stephen Fry, Mr Philip Pullman and our best living science writer, Mr Steve Jones. They are joined, amongst others, by Mr Alan Davies, Mr AA Gill, Ms Jo Brand, Mr Hugh Fearnley-Whitingstall and the founder of Viz magazine, Mr Chris Donald. Your hosts are Mr John Lloyd, founder of QI and the producer of legendary television shows including Blackadder and Spitting Image, and Mr John Mitchinson, co-creator with Mr Lloyd of The Books of Ignorance (General and Animal). They have
Category: Humor

The Qi Book Of The Dead

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 0571324118
Genre : Biography
File Size : 65.42 MB
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Welcome to QI: The Book of the Dead, a biographical dictionary with a twist - one where only the most interesting people made it in!QI have got together six dozen of the happiest, saddest, maddest and most successful men and women from history. Celebrate their wisdom, learn from their mistakes and marvel at their bad taste in clothes. Hans Christian Anderson was terrified of naked women, Florence Nightingale spent her last fifty years in bed, Sigmund Freud smoked twenty cigars a day, Catherine de Medici applied a daily face mask made of pigeon dung, Rembrandt van Rijn died penniless and Madame Mao banned cicadas, rustling noises and pianos. Carefully collected and ordered by the QI team into themed chapters with thought-provoking titles such as 'There's Nothing Like a Bad Start in Life', 'Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone'. Each chapter reveals hilarious insights into the true nature of the most interesting people who ever lived, including Isaac Newton, Genghis Khan, Sigmund Freud, Florence Nightingale and Karl Marx. From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts to Knock Your Socks Off, comes a fun and inspirational biographical dictionary, with motivational stories about the famous and the obscure.
Category: Biography

Qi Annual 2011

Author : Mitchinson/Lloy
ISBN : 057130883X
Genre :
File Size : 69.62 MB
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Imagine an incredible edition of Guinness World Records created by Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, Jo Brand, Bill Bailey and other regular guests on the QI show... The QI Annual 2011 features original contributions from stand up comedians and presents a whole heap-full of QI's weird, wonderful and really quite interesting facts. Holy Horology!! By the Hoary Horsefeathers of Hoggoth!! Here's the Heroic H Annual!! The Heroic H Annual is a Humungous Haul of Honey, Halves, Hipsters, Hats and Health & Safety from those Highbrow Homunculi at QI! Heaving with Hippos, Heraldry, Hot-dogs, Hermaphrodites and Houdini! From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off, comes a hilarious and incredibly informative selection of the QI team's most interesting facts. Featuring contributions from Stephen Fry, Alan Davies and many other QI guests, the is a perfect gift for pub quiz experts, fans of Guinness World Records and lovers of all things QI.
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Qi The Book Of The Dead

Author : John Lloyd
ISBN : 9780571255559
Genre : Humor
File Size : 52.30 MB
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Welcome to QI: The Book of the Dead, a biographical dictionary with a twist - one where only the most interesting people made it in!QI have got together six dozen of the happiest, saddest, maddest and most successful men and women from history. Celebrate their wisdom, learn from their mistakes and marvel at their bad taste in clothes. Hans Christian Anderson was terrified of naked women, Florence Nightingale spent her last fifty years in bed, Sigmund Freud smoked twenty cigars a day, Catherine de Medici applied a daily face mask made of pigeon dung, Rembrandt van Rijn died penniless and Madame Mao banned cicadas, rustling noises and pianos. Carefully collected and ordered by the QI team into themed chapters with thought-provoking titles such as 'There's Nothing Like a Bad Start in Life', 'Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone'. Each chapter reveals hilarious insights into the true nature of the most interesting people who ever lived, including Isaac Newton, Genghis Khan, Sigmund Freud, Florence Nightingale and Karl Marx. From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts to Knock Your Socks Off, comes a fun and inspirational biographical dictionary, with motivational stories about the famous and the obscure.
Category: Humor