Author(s): John Lloyd
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.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.Books used to be put on shelves with their spines facing inwards.A German airline allows an extra kilo of hand luggage, provided it's books.There are more trees on Earth than there are stars in the Milky Way.Iceland has more volcanoes than footballers.
Bizarre, astonishing, conversation-starting facts from the clever clogs at the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI. This is the sixth book in the bestselling series.
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.