QI Daily | 24 April 2017

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Secrets

For 87 years, the Portuguese kept the existence of Ascension Island a secret from the rest of the world.

QI Daily | 22 April 2017

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Mummies

The Persians would grind up mummies into dust to use in fertiliser, and also medicine known as 'mummia'.
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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.

QI Daily | 21 April 2017

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Bats

Bats breathe 200 times a minute when flying but only 10 times an hour when hibernating.

QI Daily | 20 April 2017

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Charles Darwin

Darwin only used the word 'evolution' once, in the closing paragraph of The Origin of Species.
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Malingering

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