QI Daily | 25 June 2017

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Goths

Bram Stoker married Florence Balcombe, who was Oscar Wilde’s first girlfriend.
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Easter Island

DNA testing established that the Easter Islanders came from Polynesia.

QI Daily | 23 June 2017

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Pasta

Before unifying Italy, Giuseppe Garibaldi was a spaghetti salesman in Uruguay.

QI Daily | 22 June 2017

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IQ Tests

In Rome, the 'genius' was a god-like soul that lay in the foreheads of men. The female equivalent was called the 'iuno'.
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Laxatives

Until the 1920's, mental patients were sedated by being fed 'croton oil' - the world's most powerful known laxative.

QI Daily | 21 June 2017

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Lobsters

There are about 50 species of lobster, including the hunchback locust, the velvet fan and the musical furry.
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Gratification

Exercising self-control is such hard work, it measurably depletes our glucose levels.