. In this most recent volume readers will be treated to questions such as: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? The Third Book of General Ignorance gathers together 180 questions and show why, when it comes to general knowledge, none of us knows anything at all.
The Third Book of General Ignorance: QI: Quite Interesting #ad - In this collection the great minds behind the Quite Interesting series, address even more outrageous mistakes and misunderstandings. Trivia buffs and know-it-alls alike will exult to find so much repeatable wisdom gathered in one place. New york times“the book of General Ignorance won’t make you feel dumb.
Faber faber. Whether it's history, the classics, geography, sports, medicine, language, science, literature, or common wisdom, you'll be astonished to discover that everything you thought you knew is still totally wrong.
The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Still WrongCrown #ad - The second book of general ignorance is the essential text for everyone who knows they don't know everything, and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do. Whether it's history, the classics, geography, literature, sports, science, or common wisdom, language, medicine, you'll be astonished to discover that everything you thought you knew is still hopelessly wrong.
Here is a new collection of simple, perfectly obvious questions you'll be quite certain you know the answers to. Crown publishing Group NY. From the brains behind the new york times' bestseller, The Book of General Ignorance comes another wonderful collection of the most outrageous, and mind-bending facts, fascinating, taking on the hugely popular form of the first book in the internationally bestselling series.
The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Still Wrong #ad - Just when you thought that it was safe to start showing off again, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are back with another busload of mistakes and misunderstandings. For example, do you know who made the first airplane flight? how many legs does an octopus have? how much water should you drink every day? What is the chance of tossing a coin and it landing on heads? What happens if you leave a tooth in a glass of Coke overnight? What is house dust mostly made from? What was the first dishwasher built to do? What color are oranges? Who in the world is most likely to kill you? Whatever your answers to the questions above, you can be sure that everything you think you know is wrong.
The Book of General IgnoranceCrown #ad - Who was the first American president? Peyton Randolph. Complete myth. What was james bond’s favorite drink? Not the vodka martini. Total Lie. Harmony. It’ll have you scratching your head wondering why we even bother to go to school. Think magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, Henry VIII had six wives, baseball was invented in America, and wrong again.
Utter fabrication. What were george washington’s false teeth made from? Mostly hippopotamus. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, and more, nature, science, The Book of General Ignorance is a witty “gotcha” compendium of how little we actually know about anything.
The Book of General Ignorance #ad - . What do chameleons do? They don’t change color to match the background. How many legs does a centipede have? Not a hundred. They change color as a result of different emotional states. How many toes has a two-toed sloth? It’s either six or eight. Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller.
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1,342 QI Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted Quite InterestingFaber & Faber #ad - Every fact in this magnificent little volume has been researched with punctilious care in order to bring you the truth in its purest form. Harmony. Trivia buffs and know-it-alls alike will exult to find so much repeatable wisdom gathered in one place. New york times this book is bursting with mindboggling morsels of trivia - informative, sometimes arcane or utterly useless, hilarious, but always entertaining.
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The Book of the Year 2018Penguin Random House UK #ad - Crown publishing Group NY. A snail racing competition in Plymouth was postponed because the snails were too "sluggish" to take part. Among many other things, it will establish that: · Britain’s first robot shop assistant was sacked after a week. Ranging from the distinctly offbeat to the wonderfully ludicrous—from the South Africans who were rationed to just one toilet flush per day, to the Nutella riots spreading across France, via the Miami bitcoin conference that stopped accepting bitcoin—The Book of the Year promises a fact for every occasion and will prove the perfect Christmas gift for all trivia buffs.
Compiled and written by the creators of the award-winning hit comedy podcast No Such Thing As A Fish, all of whom are researchers for QI, The Book of the Year 2018 will bravely delve behind the headlines to sniff out the best and most bizarre facts of the last 12 months. Harmony. Donald trump claimed the us sells f52 planes to Norway, even though F52 planes only exist in the game Call of Duty.
The Book of the Year 2018 #ad - During the winter olympics, it was so windy during the Women's Slopestyle Final that every single competitor was blown off her snowboard. Following hot on the heels of the success of the book of the Year or, 12 months later, more precisely, The Book of the Year 2018 will be making its way into the nation’s bookshops this autumn.
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The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is WrongCrown #ad - Fast on the heels of the new york times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance comes The Book of Animal Ignorance, a fun, fact-ﬁlled bestiary that is sure to delight animal lovers everywhere. Arranged alphabetically from aardvark to worm, dissected, and illustrated, here are one hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom explained, with the trademark wit and wisdom of John Lloyd and John Mitchinson.
Did you know, it may stay aloft for ten years• vampire bat saliva—unsurprisingly, when you think about it—is the source of the world’s most powerful blood thinning drug, the parasite carried by your cat that makes men grumpy and women promiscuous, for instance, that• when a young albatross takes wing, appropriately called draculin• bombardier beetles fire a boiling chemical spray out of their rears at 300 pulses per second• a bald eagle’s feathers weigh twice as much as its bones• a giant tortoise recently died at the documented age of 255• octopuses are dexterous enough to unscrew tops from jars• spider silk is so light that a strand long enough to circle the world would weigh as much as a bar of soap?So meet the water bears that can live in suspension for hundreds of years, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom.
The Book of Animal Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong #ad - Harmony. Crown publishing Group NY. Faber & faber. Marvel at elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and woodpeckers that have ears on the ends of their tongues. If you still think a pangolin is a musical instrument, that hyenas are dogs, or that sheep are pointless and stupid, The Book of Animal Ignorance has arrived just in time.
1,423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over Quite InterestingFaber & Faber #ad - 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 Crown publishing Group NY.
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2,024 QI Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks Quite InterestingFaber & Faber #ad - 2,024 QI Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks Quite Interesting #ad - Qi is the smartest comedy show on British television. Here creator john lloyd and qi elves james Harkin and Anne Miller bring together 2, 024 brain-tickling brand new facts to stop you in your tracks. Humans glow in the dark. The pope drives a blue Ford Focus. One of the moons of Uranus is called Margaret. Scottish football referees are sponsored by Specsavers.
Dogs visiting us National Parks can be certified as Bark Rangers. The world’s smallest computer is smaller than a grain of sand. Candyfloss was invented by a dentist. Nobody knows who named the Earth. Faber & faber. Harmony. Crown publishing Group NY.
QI: The Second Book of General IgnoranceFaber & Faber #ad - QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance #ad - Octopuses have two legs. Oranges aren't orange. Vikings didn't wear horned helmets. Whether it's history, languages, geography, science, sport, literature, or common wisdom, medicine, you'll be astonished to discover that everything you thought you knew is still hopelessly wrong. Just when you thought it was safe to start showing off again, the QI team are back with another lorry-load of common mistakes and misunderstandings.
Crown publishing Group NY. Bats aren't blind. Harmony. Napoleon wasn't short. Faber & faber. There is no such thing as a fish. Faber faber.
1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw DropW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Did you know?• Wagner only ever wore pink silk underwear. There are 34, 000 statues of Kim Il Sung in North Korea. There is a cult in Malaysia that worships a giant teapot. Earthworms have five hearts. Your eyebrows renew themselves every 64 days. Charles darwin's tortoise Harriet died in 2006 at the age of 176.
Every fact in this magnificent little volume has been researched with punctilious care in order to bring you the truth in its purest form. From the creators of the hugely popular bbc quiz show QI, a brilliant sequel to their New York Times–best-selling 1, 227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off.
1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop #ad - 1, sometimes arcane or utterly useless, hilarious, 339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop is bursting with mindboggling morsels of trivia―informative, but always entertaining. Crown publishing Group NY. W w norton Company. Faber faber. Harmony. Faber & faber.
The Noticeably Stouter Edition - QI: The Book of General IgnoranceFaber & Faber #ad - There are 613 commandments in the Bible. Harmony. Crown publishing Group NY. The unluckiest date is Monday the 27th. Carry it everywhere to impress your friends, frustrate your enemies and win every argument. You have no muscles in your fingers. Vipers, cobras and rattlesnakes are not poisonous. Coffee isn't made from beans.
Faber faber. Faber & faber. Faber & faber. W w norton Company. The swiss Family weren't called Robinson. The international bestseller, this comprehensive catalogue of all the misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' will make you wonder why anyone bothers going to school. No one has ever slid down a bannister.
The Noticeably Stouter Edition - QI: The Book of General Ignorance #ad - Newborn babies are indifferent to their mothers.