QI Daily | 28 February 2017

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Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham’s walking sticks were called Dapple and Dobbin.

QI Daily | 27 February 2017

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Jury

In Ancient Greece, the normal size of a jury was about 500 people.
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Waterfalls

The second-highest waterfall in Canada doesn’t have a name. It’s known as ‘unnamed waterfall’.

QI Daily | 26 February 2017

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Ventriloquism

An engastrimyth is another word for ventriloquist, meaning the same in Greek as 'ventriloquist' in Latin: 'belly-speaker'.
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Iceland

Icelandic is the oldest language in Europe. The Icelandic for 'sleep' is sofa.

QI Daily | 25 February 2017

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Caves

Neanderthal man was discovered in a cave 1856 by two limestone quarry workers.
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Lucky Escapes

The 1902 eruption of Mt Pelée killed 40,000. One of only three survivors was a convict locked in an underground cell, which saved his life.

QI Daily | 24 February 2017