QI Daily | 23 February 2017

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London's Hidden Rivers

Other hidden rivers of London include: the Ching, Moselle, Quaggy, Silk Stream and Neckinger.
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Before he became prime minister of Australia in 1983, Bob Hawke got into the 1955 Guinness Book of Records, for drinking two and a half pints of beer in 11 seconds.
Topic
11:01AM

Fossils

The word ‘dinosaur’ was coined in 1842 by Richard Owen, who went on to run the Natural History Museum.

QI Daily | 21 February 2017

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A single sperm contains 37.5 mb of DNA information. One ejaculation represents a data transfer of 15,875 gb, equivalent to the combined capacity of 62 MacBook Pro laptops.
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4:01PM

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s cards temporarily fell out of fashion in Britain in the 1890s because they had become too indecent.
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11:01AM

Vital Organs

Carnea was the Roman goddess of door handles and bodily organs.

QI Daily | 20 February 2017

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In 1937, Gillingham FC, sold one of their players to Aston Villa for three second-hand turnstiles, two goalkeepers’ sweaters, three cans of weed-killer and an old typewriter.
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4:01PM

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s cards temporarily fell out of fashion in Britain in the 1890s because they had become too indecent.
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11:01AM

Stilts

In 1859, daredevil Charles Blondin walked across Niagara Falls on stilts.

QI Daily | 19 February 2017

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4:01PM

Corby

Corby had a claim to fame as the largest town in Europe not to have a railway station until one opened in 2009.