QI Daily | 28 July 2017

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Vegetarians

John Cage’s composition 0' 0" (1962) is for chopped vegetables and blender.

QI Daily | 27 July 2017

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Ig Nobel Prizes

The 1999 Ig Nobel Peace Prize went to the inventors of cars with flamethrowers that were used to prevent carjacking.

QI Daily | 26 July 2017

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Customs

Giacomo Casanova described the Customs men at Dover as 'extremely tedious, impertinent, indiscreet and even indecent'.
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Fossils

The word ‘dinosaur’ was coined in 1842 by Richard Owen, who went on to run the Natural History Museum.

QI Daily | 25 July 2017

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Premature Burial

Modern safety coffin designs have included heart monitors, breathing apparatus and even video games.
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Bonfire Night

Until 1859 it was compulsory to celebrate Bonfire Night on 5th November.

QI Daily | 24 July 2017

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Chocolate

A lethal dosage of chocolate for a human being is about 22lb (or 40 bars of Dairy Milk).
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Caravaggio

Caravaggio's style may have been how he actually saw the world because of an illness caused by excess adrenaline.