QI Daily | 29 March 2017

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QI Daily | 28 March 2017

Topic
5:01PM

American Presidents

Herbert Hoover wrote a book entitled Fishing for Fun - and to Wash your Soul.
Topic
12:01PM

The Duke of Wellington

Queen Victoria once asked Wellington how to remove sparrows from Crystal Palace. He replied, ‘Sparrowhawks, Ma’am.’

QI Daily | 27 March 2017

Topic
5:01PM

Crowns

The Crown of Finland was designed in 1918 but never used because they became a republic before the coronation.
Topic
12:01PM

Mount Everest

The world’s second highest peak is also Everest. The south summit bump is almost 140 metres higher than K2.

QI Daily | 26 March 2017

Topic
5:01PM

Typhoid Fever

Typhoid still kills around 600,000 people every year.
Topic
12:01PM

The American Front Porch

One theory of the origin of the term ‘shotgun house’ is that you could fire a shotgun clean though it without hitting anything.

QI Daily | 25 March 2017

Topic
4:01PM

Plant Hunters

In Britain in the 13th century, only 140 species of plants were known.
Topic
11:01AM

Champagne

There are 250 million bubbles in the average bottle of Champagne, according to research funded by Moet et Chandon.