QI Daily | 23 May 2018

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Leeches

Roman women dyed their hair black using a paste made from leeches.
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Cockroaches

Baby cockroaches are called nymphs. They are soft and white but turn hard and brown on contact with air.

QI Daily | 21 May 2018

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Social Media

In 2009 ‘unfriend’ was the New Oxford American Dictionary Word Of The Year.

QI Daily | 20 May 2018

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Champagne

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

Between them, 16.5 million Yemenis between them own 50 million guns.

QI Daily | 19 May 2018

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Linguistics

A word like 'thingy' or 'whatchamacallit' is called a cadigan, or a placeholder name.