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To bleat with sexual desire. Sexual activity enjoyed by only one of the participants. Gymnophoria is the sense that someone is mentally undressing you. Words we need to use in everyday life: One who only works when the boss is watching.

Having only one buttock; half-arsed. The fear of dinner party conversations. The fear of being out sofks mobile phone contact. The symbols used by! Cockshut fats another word for twilight — the time of day when chickens are put to bed. The Dyslexia Research Centre is in Reading.

In online dating sites you are more likely to come across a teacher or lecturer than someone from any other profession. Every year, a thousand letters arrive in Jerusalem addressed to God. Ykur was a librarian.

In the 19th century, [doctors literally ‘blew smoke up your arse’ rectal inflation ] to resuscitate the drowned. Radishes were a lot longer and pointier in those days. Male fruit flies rejected by females drink significantly more alcohol than those that have had a successful encounter. Untilit was legal for British husbands to sell their wives. Vatican City has the highest crime rate in the world. Though the resident population is only just overmore than crimes are committed there each year.

Aerosmith have made more money from Guitar Hero than from any of their albums. St Vitus is the patron saint of oversleeping.

Sudan has more pyramids than Egypt. Inan angry mob of Dutchmen killed and ate their prime minister. They also sacrificed eagles, jaguars, butterflies and hummingbirds. Bush was re-elected president inthe number of calls from US citizens to the Canadian Immigration authorities jumped from 20, toa day.

Modern homing pigeons find it more convenient to follow motorways and ring roads and turn left and right at junctions rather than using their in-built navigational abilities.

Most antibiotics are made from bacteria.

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Published September 9th by W. Norton Company first published November 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. I used to be a boghandler, that’s ‘bookseller’ in Danish.


If there are enough diamonds in the world to give everyone a cupful, why are they so expensive? There’s a iq in there somewhere, I know it. The point is, these 1, QI Facts are eye-opening, hilarious and just plain weird. Trivia isn’t for everyone but this is a great toilet or coffee table book, something you can dip in and out of whenever the mood t I used to be a boghandler, that’s ‘bookseller’ in Danish.

Trivia isn’t for everyone but this is a great toilet or coffee table book, something you can dip in and out of whenever the mood takes you. Just memorize a few. The only thing that could’ve made it better would be if Stephen Fry had written it. View all 5 comments. If you enjoy the QI programme, you’ll love this fantastic collection of the weird and the wonderful. I got it in ot Kindle format for the bargain price of 20p and read it all the way through without stopping.

Now I’m going through it again reading out loud to anyone who’ll listen. One point is that this is probably better bought in the print format as it’s the perfect coffee table book; your friends will enjoy dipping spcks – but they’ll have trouble putting it down.

1, Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off by John Lloyd

It’s intellectual prowess is unrivalled, as is its humour. A wonderful book to dip in and out of.

It’s not set out in any kind of order: Whilst they’re fun and unusual facts the later books from QI are interspersed with more information and snippets from the show, so this is a bit bland, and b. Sep 16, Selena Beckman-Harned rated it it was amazing. I thought a book of facts would bore me after awhile and I’d want to read something else, but I tore right through. The way it’s organized is almost poetic! I have a weakness for books like this.

It’s really just a list of facts, some more fascinating than others. The most memorable ones of course involve penises Kinsey could insert a toothbrush into his, bristle-end first; barnacles can have penises up to 20x longer than their body and such things.

Many of them will be familiar from even a few episodes of QI I recognised a handful from the most recent series, anywayand some were unfortunately also very familiar to me from Mark Forsyth’s The H I have a weakness for books like this.

Many of them will be familiar from even a few episodes of QI I recognised a handful from the most recent series, anywayand some were unfortunately also very familiar to me from Mark Forsyth’s The Horologicon, which I’m also reading at the moment. Fascinating facts about practically everything are included in this very readable volume. Because it is QI-based, one can assume that everything within the covers is genuine but one would be forgiven for wondering whether some of the facts are spoofs of course, they aren’t.

But one could always consider Mark twain’s quote, ‘Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Does a snowflake that falls on a glacier in central Greenland takeyears to reach the sea? I wonder how they checked this one? Are baboons in Chile more receptive to poetry than the average Chilean? Seven Chilean scientists thought so after they had held a reading in the baboon enclosure of Santiago Zoo!


And would a marshmallow travelling at sea level not begin to melt from friction caused by air resistance until it reached Mach 1. Clever these scientists who work such things out.

Ones that are more amusing and more possibly true – they all are! And when a medium in a trance offered to answer any question, Groucho Marx asked, ‘What’s the capital of North Dakota? John Steinbeck used pencils writing ‘East of Eden’ which leads me to wonder how many Sophia Tolstoy used in transcribing ‘War and Peace’ and Evelyn Waugh might never have written ‘Decline and Fall’, ‘Scoop’, ‘Brideshead Revisited’ and the rest if he had succeeded in drowning himself during his first teaching job in ; he went out to sea to commit the act but turned back after being stung by a jellyfish!

Finally I’m sure we all know an ultracrepidarian, for that is someone who doesn’t know what they are talking about and I have discovered that I am probably a great dringler, for to dringle is to waste time in a lazy manner! As I said at the beginning, it is indeed a quite interesting, and enjoyable, book with plenty of fascinating facts that they say, ‘will blow your socks off’ – I must confess mine are still on!

Oh, by the way, the longest place name in the UK with no repeated letters is, of course! A great book to read before bed! The average pencil can write 45, words, or a single line 35 miles long. It was published when he was 23 years old. Fascinating and fun facts about pretty much anything and everything.

Nov 14, Jess rated it really liked it. Some of the facts I liked where: Some Pigs suffer from Mysophobia, the fear of mud. Incheese was the most stolen food in the world. This was a bit of a disappointment. Not because I expected it to be a little more organised, like the other QI books I’ve got not yet finishedand not because it is frankly a bit of a bog book.

No, I was disappointed because the “facts” came nowhere near to blowing my socks off. Some are just fatuous: What exactly are we supposed to make of, or marvel at in, this? That “dong” sounds funny? That some currencies are in high denominations? Apart from the supposed naughtiness of toilet paper over any other type of paper, where does this go? How much per person in the world? To what other uses is the tree put?