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muffs

King Louis XIV of France (1638-1715) wore muffs made of tigers, panthers, otters, and beavers.

QI Daily | 8 August 2017

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Linguistics

A word like 'thingy' or 'whatchamacallit' is called a cadigan, or a placeholder name.

QI Daily | 7 August 2017

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Mount Everest

The world’s second highest peak is also Everest. The south summit bump is almost 140 metres higher than K2.
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Carbon

Graphene aerogel was discovered by Manchester University scientists playing with sticky tape and graphite.