QI Daily | 18 August 2018

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North Korea

Instead of Christmas, North Koreans celebrate the birthday of Kim Jong Il’s mother Kim Jong Suk.

QI Daily | 17 August 2018

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Mangoes

Borneo has the world's largest number of species of mango, but not the world's largest number of mango trees.
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The first ever webcam was in the computer lab at Cambridge University. It was trained on the coffee pot in the corridor to save the scientists making pointless trips when it had run out.
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Robots

The first person to be killed by a robot was called Robbie Williams.

QI Daily | 16 August 2018

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Netball

In the modern era both amateur and professional boxing have a lower injury rate than netball.
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Haunted Houses

In 1804, George III stepped in to acquit a man who had shot another man, dressed all in white, who he thought to be a ghost.

QI Daily | 15 August 2018

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The Old Bailey

Famous Old Bailey trials include those of Oscar Wilde, Dr Crippen, the Krays and Peter Sutcliffe (the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’).

QI Daily | 14 August 2018

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Drips and Drops

An ‘eavesdrop’ is the spot by a house where water falls off the roof, and also the spot to stand in to hear what’s going on inside.
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Lucky Escapes

The 1902 eruption of Mt Pelée killed 40,000. One of only three survivors was a convict locked in an underground cell, which saved his life.