QI Daily | 23 January 2017

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Lighthouses

The Statue of Liberty functioned as a lighthouse for 16 years until 1902. It could be seen from 24 miles away.

QI Daily | 22 January 2017

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Sausages

'Toad-in-the-hole' was originally steak encased in batter, until steak became too expensive and was replaced by sausages.
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Prairie Dogs

Prairie dogs have bison to thank for their habitat. Without bison urine there would have been no prairie: it fertilises the soil.

QI Daily | 21 January 2017

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4:01PM

The Siege of Paris

One of the postal balloons sent during the Siege accidentally set a world distance record - ended up in Norway.
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Puffins

Puffinus puffinus is the scientific name, not of the puffin, but of the Manx Shearwater.

QI Daily | 20 January 2017

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Piranhas

The word piranha should correctly be pronounced 'piranya' as it is a Portuguese word.

QI Daily | 19 January 2017