QI Daily | 16 January 2018

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Typhoid Fever

Typhoid still kills around 600,000 people every year.

QI Daily | 15 January 2018

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Invisibility

In Greek and Roman mythology agate was supposed to confer invisibility, and to turn an enemy's sword upon himself.
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Prairie Dogs

Prairie dogs have bison to thank for their habitat. Without bison urine there would have been no prairie: it fertilises the soil.

QI Daily | 14 January 2018

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Enigma

To be invited to Bletchley, potential code breakers had to complete the Telegraph crossword in under 12 minutes.
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Goats

The word ‘tragedy’ comes from an Ancient Greek word meaning ‘goat-song’.

QI Daily | 13 January 2018

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France

The French invented a precursor to the Internet called Minitel. It was used to  shop online from as early as 1984.