QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 368

View: 940

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.

The Second QI Book of General Ignorance

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Common fallacies

Page: 416

View: 774

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.

QI: The Pocket Book of General Ignorance

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 397

QI: The Pocket Book of General Ignorance is an illuminating collection of fun facts, perfect for general knowledge, trivia and pub quiz enthusiasts. This number-one bestseller is a comprehensive catalogue of all the interesting misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' that will make you wonder why anyone bothers going to school. Now available in this handy pocket-sized edition, carry it everywhere to impress your friends, frustrate your enemies and win every argument. Henry VIII had six wives. WRONG! Everest is the highest mountain in the world. WRONG! Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. WRONG! QI: The Pocket 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 sack of interesting facts with which to beat people who think they do. Perfect for trivia, pub quiz and general knowledge enthusiasts, this is a number-one bestseller from the authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts To Blow Your Socks Off, packed with weird, wonderful and really quite interesting facts.

QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 368

View: 546

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?

The Book of Animal Ignorance

Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong

Author: John Mitchinson

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 791

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, here are one hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom explained, dissected, and illustrated, with the trademark wit and wisdom of John Lloyd and John Mitchinson. Did you know, for instance, that • when a young albatross takes wing, 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, 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, the parasite carried by your cat that makes men grumpy and women promiscuous, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom. 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. From the Hardcover edition.

The Book of the Dead

Lives of the Justly Famous and the Undeservedly Obscure

Author: John Mitchinson

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 434

View: 995

A whimsical treasury of biographical profiles of famous and lesser-known individuals now dead includes hundreds of entries that reveal embarrassing-but-true details typically omitted by official biographers. Co-authored by the award-winning producer of Blackadder and the writer of QI.

The Book of General Ignorance

Author: John Lloyd

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 266

View: 878

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.

Trivia Books

Factorum Ac Dictorum Memorabilium Libri Ix, the Book of General Ignorance, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader

Author: Books, LLC

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

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Category:

Page: 88

View: 687

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 35. Chapters: Guinness World Records (book), QI books, Norris McWhirter, Factorum ac dictorum memorabilium libri IX, Sy Mah, The Book of General Ignorance, Alastair Galpin, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, Ross McWhirter, The Book of Animal Ignorance, Hugh Beaver, Notable Last Facts, Suhail Al Zarooni, The QI Book of the Dead, Soba ni Iru ne, Hum, Croatia, Record Breakers, Advanced Banter, The Second Book of General Ignorance, Kutraleeswaran, List of world's largest cuckoo clocks, June Middleton, The Book of Lists, Guinness World Records Primetime, Perry Dissmore, The Trivia Encyclopedia, Imponderables, Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition, Marco Frigatti, Passing Time in the Loo, Rollie's Follies, The Top 10 of Everything, Todd Taylor, Famous First Facts, The Guinness Game, Jodie Parks, That Book ...of Perfectly Useless Information, Jeremy Harper, The Concise Guide To Sounding Smart At Parties, Great Guinness Toast, Schott's Miscellany, The Unseen University Challenge, Lu Chao, The People's Almanac, Great American Bathroom Book, Chris Linn, Bears Can't Run Downhill, What Einstein Didn't Know: Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions, Emus Can't Walk Backwards, Karlology, What Einstein Told His Barber: More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions, Greta Garbage's Outrageous Bathroom Book, The Tolkien Quizbook. Excerpt: Factorum ac dictorum memorabilium libri IX ("nine books of memorable deeds and sayings," also known as De factis dictisque memorabilibus or Facta et dicta memorabilia) by Valerius Maximus (ca. 20 BCE - ca. CE 50) was written around CE 30 or 31. It is a collection of approximately a thousand short stories that Valerius wrote during the reign of Tiberius (42 BCE - CE 37). The stories are a variety of anecdotes illustrating how the ancient Romans lived. While the majority of the storie...