QI Daily | 28 August 2016

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4:01PM

Pilots

First World War pilots suffered from diarrhoea because of the fumes from the castor oil used to oil their propellors.
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12:01PM

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A physicist is just an atom’s way of looking at itself.”
NIELS BOHR (1885-1962)
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11:01AM

Hot Air Balloons

The Italian for a hot air balloon is una mongolfiera.

QI Daily | 27 August 2016

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4:01PM

Neanderthals

Neanderthals lived in Kent around 100,000 years ago.
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12:01PM

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.”
THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743-1826)
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11:01AM

Limericks

Edward Lear coined the term ‘runcible spoon’. Described as a fork rounded like a spoon, it was essentially a spork.

QI Daily | 26 August 2016

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4:01PM

Plants

Brachyglottis repanda is otherwise known as the bushman's toilet paper plant, it has soft White velvet leaves - apparently useful in an emergency.
Fact
12:01PM

FACT OF THE DAY

If you own a horse, it has to have a passport.  Rather than a photo, it has to contain a sillhouette of the horse which is signed by a vet or passport official to show it is a true likeness.
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12:01PM

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“If you look like your passport photo, you’re too ill to travel.”
WILL KOMMEN