General Ignorance

The Book Of General Ignorance

QI Library Edition

An indispensable compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show, QI. Perfect for trivia, pub quiz and general knowledge enthusiasts. The QI team sets out again to show you that a lot of what you think you know is wrong.

The essential set text for everyone who's proud to admit that they don't know everything, and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do.

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The Second Book Of General Ignorance

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Just when you thought it was safe to start showing off again, the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off are back. With a foreword by Stephen Fry, this parcel of unimaginable information is here to solve a few common misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings.

Octopuses have six legs, oranges aren't orange, bats aren't blind, napoleon wasn't short, vikings didn't wear horned helmets, there is no such thing as a fish.

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The Third Book Of General Ignorance

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The Third Book of General ignorance gathers together 180 more questions to which the answers all seem perfectly obvious. Some have appeared in the BBC TV programme's 'General Ignorance' round, but many appear here for the first time. What they prove, beyond all reasonable doubt, is that none of us know anything at all.

The largest pyramid isn't in Egypt, he Nile isn't the world's longest river, the Himalayas aren't the longest mountain range, 'Jingle Bells' wasn't written for Christmas, whalebone isn't made of whale bone, most deserts aren't made from sand the ozone layer isn't made of ozone cowboys didn't wear Stetsons, and not all fish live in water.

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The Sound Of General Ignorance

CD Audiobook

Listen and learn! The Sound of General Ignorance brings you all the best bits of the number one best seller The Book of General Ignorance in handy audio form. Read by the authors, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson.

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Advanced Banter

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The ultimate compendium of crisp one-liners, knockout jokes, droll asides and universal truths collected over the years by the creators of QI.

'You know 'that look' women get when they want sex? Me neither.' Steve Martin 'You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair.' Chinese proverb 'The Beatles are dying in the wrong order.' Victor Lewis-Smith 'Cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.' Mark Twain 'Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember: it didn't work for the rabbit.' R.E. Shay 'If it were not for quotations, conversation between gentlemen would be an endless series of 'what-ho's!'' P.G.Wodehouse

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The QI Book Of The Dead

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A biographical dictionary with a twist - one where only the most interesting people made it in! QI have got together six dozen of the happiest, saddest, maddest and most successful men and women from history. Celebrate their wisdom, learn from their mistakes and marvel at their bad taste in clothes.

Hans Christian Anderson was terrified of naked women, Florence Nightingale spent her last fifty years in bed, Sigmund Freud smoked twenty cigars a day, Catherine de Medici applied a daily face mask made of pigeon dung, Rembrandt van Rijn died penniless and Madame Mao banned cicadas, rustling noises and pianos.

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The QI Book Of Animal Ignorance

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Join QI's expedition into the animal kingdom to encounter 100 of its most remarkable subjects. Marvel at the elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom.

Albatrosses can fly non-stop for ten years without touching the ground Box jellyfish have twenty-four eyes Geese mourn their dead Koalas don't drink Monkeys pay to look at porn Lobsters live for a century Mice sing while having sex Spiders can fly

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