1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop Hardback
It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie.
Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn.
J. K Rowling has no middle name. The first computer mouse was made of wood. Following the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten.
If there are any facts you don't believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on QI's website.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 07/11/2013
- Category: TV tie-in humour
- ISBN: 9780571308941
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Review by martensgirl
I challenge anyone to read this book and not feel the urge to blurt random facts at people.
Review by Carpe_Librum
1,339 QI (Quite Interesting) Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop is jam packed with funny, interesting and quirky facts that you'll want to read aloud to anyone within listening distance. There's a combination of facts that flow logically on from each other without being broken down into specific chapters (e.g. animals, human body, history etc) that made for a seamless, uninterrupted read.I borrowed this book from the library and everyone who saw it in my living room couldn't resist picking it up and then reading out a snippet or two. Perfect!Here are three of my favourite facts from the book:It's impossible to hum while holding your nose. Page 76Burning Mountain, Australia, is a natural coal fire that has been alight for 6,000 years. Page 146A group of kittens is called a 'kindle.' Page 148Dubai's Burj Khalifa skyscraper is so high, and its lifts are so fast, that you can watch the sun set at ground level, travel to the roof and watch it set again. Page 2251,339 QI (Quite Interesting) Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop is a brilliant coffee table book presented in a small hardback edition perfect for throwing in your bag and taking with you to pass the time.Highly recommended for a variety of readers, young and old.