When Mike is not researching for the Museum of Curiosity, he is Senior Writer for the BBC2 lateral thinking show Only Connect. He contributes questions for other quiz shows, having previously appeared on (and won) many of them, and he writes quizzes and puzzles for magazines and apps. His previous jobs include bingo caller, IT manager, professional singer and analysing London Underground's mobile phone usage. He was part of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony and once sat in a bath of baked beans for an hour on prime time national television. Having provided the questions which defeated the QI Elves on their quest to win Only Connect, he proved that you can both beat them AND join them.