SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930)
At QI's core is the astonishing fact; painstakingly researched and distilled to a brilliant and shocking clarity. In Einstein's words: ‘Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.’
Packed with all the best bits from a decade of QI, 1,227 QI Facts will make you look at the universe (and your socks) in an entirely new way.
Cows moo in regional accents.
I am no poet but, if you think for yourselves as I proceed, the facts will form a poem in your mind.
MICHAEL FARADAY (1791-1867)
John Lloyd is the creator of QI and the man who devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born for radio and Not the Nine O’Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder for television.The AuthorsThe Authors
James Harkin, QI’s Senior Researcher, has a maths and physics degree, a dark past as an accountant for a chain of pubs and is nicknamed ‘Turbo’ for his phenomenal work rate.The AuthorsThe Authors
10% of all the photographs in the world were taken in the last 12 months.
The dialling code for Russia is 007.
John Mitchinson, QI’s Director of Research,
has been both a bookseller and a publisher and looked after authors as diverse as Haruki Murakami, The Beatles and a woman who knitted with dog hair.