All the mountains on Saturn’s moon Titan are named after peaks in The Lord of the Rings.For more, see the book - and the program (which sadly doesn't air in this country). I believe I recall one of the QI elves visiting this blog some years ago. Still here??
Agatha Christie was a keen surfer.
Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn.
At any one time, 45 million people in the world are drunk.
The Beatles classic Yesterday was originally entitled “Scrambled Eggs”.
Since 1990, more people have been killed by sandcastles than by sharks.
Wordsworth had no sense of smell.
Your eyebrows renew themselves every 64 days.
If Jane Austen hadn’t broken off her engagement, she would have been known as Mrs Harris Bigg-Wither.
Sgiomlaireachd (pronounced “scum-leerie”) is a Scots Gaelic word meaning “the kind of friend who only drops in at mealtimes”.
There is one Kalashnikov assault rifle in circulation for every 70 people on Earth.
There is only one sneeze in the Bible.
The only member of ZZ Top who doesn’t have a beard is drummer Frank Beard.
Silent letters in words such as “knife” and “psychic” are called aphthongs.
Splenda was an insecticide that became a sweetener when a lab assistant misheard an instruction to “test it” as “taste it”.
13 November 2013
QI is like TYWKIWDBI on steroids
Selections from an article in The Telegraph, the content of which is in turn selected from a new book - 1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop - the contents of which is in turn selected from the massive archives of the QI Universe: