QI Daily | 25 September 2017

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Penguins

At least 85% of Emperor penguins cheat on their partners.
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Jazz

The word muggle, way before it was popularised by JK Rowling, was 1930s slang for marijuana.

QI Daily | 23 September 2017

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Katydids

The katydid derives its name from the male’s repetitive call, which sounds a bit like ‘katydid, katy-didn’t.’
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Monocles

The Emperor Franz Josef once refused to promote a general because he wore a monocle, which he considered a strutting, Prussian affectation.

QI Daily | 22 September 2017

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Malingering

Symptoms of lovesickness, according to 16th century wisdom, include sunken eyes, jaundice and anorexia.
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Dangerous Sports

In Ancient Mayan ball games, the captain of the losing team decapitated the captain of the winning team at the end.

QI Daily | 21 September 2017

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Robert FitzRoy

FitzRoy’s temper gained him the nickname ‘Hot Coffee’.

QI Daily | 20 September 2017