QI Daily | 15 December 2017

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4:01PM

Robert FitzRoy

FitzRoy’s temper gained him the nickname ‘Hot Coffee’.
Topic
11:01AM

Puffins

Puffinus puffinus is the scientific name, not of the puffin, but of the Manx Shearwater.
Fact
9:01AM
Oprah is ‘Harpo’ backwards. Oprah Winfrey’s real name is Orpah (after the sister of Ruth in the Bible) but no one could say or spell it properly so she eventually gave up correcting them.

QI Daily | 14 December 2017

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4:01PM

Sleep

Carnivores sleep more than omnivores, which in turn sleep more than herbivores.
Topic
11:01AM

Laughing Gas

The Arctic belches out lots and lots of laughing gas into the atmosphere.

QI Daily | 13 December 2017

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4:01PM

Beatrix Potter

The first living things Beatrix Potter wrote about were fungi.
Fact
3:01PM
The first Olympian disqualified for banned substances was Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall of Sweden. In the 1968 Mexico Games, he had two beers to calm his nerves before the pistol shooting.
Topic
11:01AM

Kidnapping

In some areas of Kyrgyzstan, 75% of brides are kidnapped by their husbands.

QI Daily | 12 December 2017

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4:01PM

Mites

We’ve been imbibing the tea mite, Tuckerella japonica, in our cuppas for about 3000 years.