QI Daily | 26 June 2017

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Hot Air Balloons

The Italian for a hot air balloon is una mongolfiera.
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An animal the size of an elephant could evolve to an animal the size of a sheep in 100,000 generations, but for an animal the size of a sheep to evolve to the size of an elephant would take 1.6 million generations.

QI Daily | 24 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.