QI Daily | 20 April 2018

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Jellyfish

The sting of a jellyfish comes from specialised cells in the skin of its tentacles called cnidocytes - literally ‘nettle-jars’.

QI Daily | 19 April 2018

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Penises

Male Guinea baboons ritualised greeting involves fiddling with each other's genitals.
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Diagnosed with pleurisy, Sir Robert Chesebrough, the inventor of Vaseline, decided to coat himself, in his product from head to foot. He survived and lived to be 96.
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Invisibility

In Greek and Roman mythology agate was supposed to confer invisibility, and to turn an enemy's sword upon himself.

QI Daily | 18 April 2018

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Marriage

During Lord Byron's brief, disastrous marriage, he never ate with his wife as he claimed he could not bear to see women eat.
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Firefighters

Pliny the Younger’s request to form a fire brigade of 150 men was denied by the Emperor Trajan.

QI Daily | 17 April 2018

QI Daily | 16 April 2018