QI: 1342 FACTS TO LEAVE YOU FLABBERGASTED
With QI Elves James Harkin & Anne Miller
THIS SPECIAL EVENING WILL INCLUDE TALK, Q&A, QUIZ & BOOKS SIGNING
It is 10 years since the first QI book, The Book Of General Ignorance, was published and topped the bestseller list. Since then, drum roll please, over 3.3 million QI books have been sold. Now the next sock-blasting, jaw-dropping, side-swiping QI book ‘1342 Facts To Leave You Flabbergasted’ is to be released this autumn, and we’ve a special launch night to celebrate featuring QI Elves Anne Miller & James Harkin. A quiz will follow.
Google searches for ‘how to put on a condom’ peak at 10.28pm.
There is no word for time in any Aboriginal language.
Scotland has 421 words for snow.
Emoji is the fastest growing language in history.
Astronauts wear belts to stop their trousers falling up.
The name Donald means ‘ruler of the world’.
Tanks are exempt from London’s congestion charge.
Selfies kill more people than sharks.
Two-thirds of deaths in the world go unrecorded.
On each anniversary of its landing on Mars, the Curiosity rover hums ‘Happy Birthday’ to itself.
Nostalgia was classified as a disease by the Royal College Of Physicians until 1899.
1 in 3 children pretend to believe in Santa Claus to keep their parents happy.
Black coffee drinkers are more likely to be psychopaths.
A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
ANNE MILLER: is a scriptwriter and researcher for QI who can usually be found buried beneath a pile of books. The first QI episode she wrote was
entitled ‘Literature’ and she writes a literary column for Standard Issue magazine. She is the Head Researcher of BBC Radio 4’s The Museum Of
Curiosity, reached the semi-finals of BBC2’s fiendishly difficult quiz Only Connect, has two Blue Peter badges and really likes puffins.
JAMES HARKIN, QI’s Head Elf, has in the course of his Quite Interesting duties sung karaoke with Bhutanese monks, danced with the world’s most advanced humanoid robot and learned how to tear a telephone directory in half. He presents the QI Elves’ podcast No Such Thing As A Fish as well as the BBC 2 spinoff No Such Thing As The News. He also produces QI’s BBC Radio 4 show The Museum of Curiosity.
7.00p.m. TUESDAY 6th DECEMBER
ROPETACKLE ARTS CENTRE
Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5EG
Tickets (£8.00) are available from
Ropetackle Arts Centre
Tel: 01273 464440 www.ropetacklecentre.co.uk