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Drips and Drops

An ‘eavesdrop’ is the spot by a house where water falls off the roof, and also the spot to stand in to hear what’s going on inside.
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In the 1930s, the Rev. Frederick Densham of Warleggan in Cornwall alienated his flock by painting the church blue and red, surrounding his rectory with barbed wire and replacing, the congregation with cardboard cut-outs.
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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 | 11 August 2017

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Spies

MI5 employee Michael Bettaney once attempted to avoid a ticket inspector on a train by shouting ‘I’m a spy!’
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Passwords

'Cryptography' is the science of writing codes; 'cryptanalysis' is the business of cracking them.

QI Daily | 10 August 2017

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Jesters

In 2001, the court jester to the King of Tonga stole 50 million Tongan dollars.
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Wasps

A wasp sting can be treated with deodorant containing aluminium.