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John Lloyd - John Mitchinson - QI: ​The Book of General Ignorance
This ​comprehensive catalogue of all the misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' will make you wonder why anyone bothers going to school. More than 25% longer, with extra cartoons, hilarious extracts from the TV show and 50 new things you didn't know, including: No one has ever slid down a banister There are 613 commandments in the Bible Vipers, cobras and rattlesnakes are not poisonous Newborn babies are indifferent to their mothers The Swiss Family weren't called Robinson The unluckiest date is Monday the 27th You have no muscles in your fingers Coffee isn't made from beans Completely revised, corrected and plumped up, it now includes an index and an appendix listing all the celebrities who have appeared on 'QI' to date.

John Lloyd - Richard Curtis - Ben Elton - Rowan Atkinson - Blackadder: ​The Whole Damn Dynasty
Twenty-six ​years ago, Edmund Blackadder made his first appearance on our screens. Comedy has never been the same since (nor indeed has history). Gathered here - in this twenty-sixth anniversary commemorative edition - are the complete scripts of Blackadder's adventures and, mostly, misadventures. Every word, every lie, every cunning plan and cock-up. From medieval nastiness, through Elizabethan and Regency glory, to the mud and sautéed rats of the First World War, Blackadder and his oafish underling Baldrick can be most definitely blamed for ruining England's reputation as a country with a great history. This historical record has been set down by Mr Richard Curtis, Mr Ben Elton, Mr Rowan Atkinson and Mr John Lloyd.

John Lloyd - John Mitchinson - Tévhitek ​a nagyvilágról
Valószínűleg ​mindenki úgy tudja, Magellán volt az első, aki körbehajózta a Földet; VIII. Henrik hat feleséget fogyasztott el; a kék bálna a legnagyobb élőlény; a penicillint Fleming fedezte fel és bolygónkon háromféle halmazállapot létezik, de itt az ideje, hogy szembesüljünk a ténnyel, ez mind-mind tévedés! Thomas Edison szerint a világ milliomodrészét sikerült csak megismernünk, de a Tévhitek a nagyvilágról elgondolkodtat, tudunk-e egyáltalán ilyen sokat. Kétségbe vonja mindazt, amit az emberek többsége vitán felül igaznak vél, legyen szó akár történelemről, irodalomról, természettudományokról vagy az anyatermészetről.

John Lloyd - John Mitchinson - The ​Book of Animal Ignorance
Join ​the QI team for an off-road safari through a hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom, armed with illuminating illustrations and diagrams by award-winning artist Ted Dewan. Meet the water bears that can live in suspension for hundreds of years, the parasite carried by your cat that makes men grumpy and women promiscuous, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom. Marvel at elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and woodpeckers that have ears on the end of their tongues. If you still think a pangolin is a musical instrument, that hyenas are dogs, or that sheep are pointless and stupid, "The Book of Animal Ignorance" has arrived just in time.

Douglas Adams - John Lloyd - The ​Meaning of Liff
In ​Life*, there are many hundreds of common experiences, feelings, situations and even objects which we all know and recognize, but for which no words exist. On the other hand, the world is littererd with thousands of spare words which spend their time doing nothing but loafing about on signposts pointing at places. Our job, as wee see it, is to get these words dow off the signposts and into the mouths of babes and sucklings and so on, where they can start earning their keep in everyday conversation and make a more positive contribution to society. *And, indeed, in Liff.

John Lloyd - John Mitchinson - The ​QI Book of the Dead
SEVEN ​QUITE INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THE FAMOUS DEAD Hans Christian Andersen was terrified of naked women, of being buried alive and of sailing. Half the population of Philadelphia turned out for Benjamin Franklin's funeral in 1790. Before he started studying sex, Alfred Kinsey was the world's leading expert on gall wasps. Florence Nightingale spent the last fifty years of her life in bed. When Oliver Cromwell was a baby, he was abducted by his grandfather's pet monkey. Ignac Trebitsch Lincoln, Liberal MP for Darlington, was Jewish, a Nazi spy and a Buddhist monk. The only love interest in the life of Nikola Tesla, inventor of radio, was a female pigeon.

Douglas Adams - John Lloyd - The ​Deeper Meaning of Liff
Does ​the sensation of Tingrith(1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny(2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck(3) without causing a Toronto(4)? Will you suffer from Kettering(5) this summer? Probably. You More... are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didn’t know that there are words for them. Well, in fact, there aren’t—or rather there weren’t, until Douglas Adams and John Lloyd decided to plug these egregious linguistic lacunae(6). They quickly realized that just as there are an awful lot of experiences that no one has a name for, so there are an awful lot of names for places you will never need to go to. What a waste. As responsible citizens of a small and crowded world, we must all learn the virtues of recycling(7) and put old, worn-out but still serviceable names to exciting, vibrant, new uses. This is the book that does that for you: The Deeper Meaning of Liff—a whole new solution to the problem of Great Wakering(8) (1)-The feeling of aluminum foil against your fillings. (2)-The way people stand when examining other people’s bookshelves. (3)-A plastic packet containing shampoo, mustard, etc., which is impossible to open except by biting off the corners. (4)Generic term for anything that comes out in a gush, despite all your efforts to let it out carefully, e.g., flour into a white sauce, ketchup onto fish, a dog into the yard, and another naughty meaning that we can’t put on the cover. (5)The marks left on your bottom and thighs after you’ve been sitting sunbathing in a wicker chair. (6)-God knows what this means (7)-For instance, some of this book was first published in Britain twenty-six years ago. (8)-Look it up yourself.

John Lloyd - John Mitchinson - The ​Book of General Ignorance
Think ​Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong again. Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller. Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, literature, science, nature, and more, The Book of General Ignorance is a witty “gotcha” compendium of how little we actually know about anything. It’ll have you scratching your head wondering why we even bother to go to school. Revealing the truth behind all the things we think we know but don’t, this book leaves you dumbfounded about all the misinformation you’ve managed to collect during your life, and sets you up to win big should you ever be a contestant on Jeopardy! or Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Besides righting the record on common (but wrong) myths like Captain Cook discovering Australia or Alexander Graham Bell inventing the telephone, The Book of General Ignorance also gives us the skinny on silly slipups to trot out at dinner parties (Cinderella wore fur, not glass, slippers and chicken tikka masala was invented in Scotland, not India). Thomas Edison said that we know less than one millionth of one percent about anything: this book makes us wonder if we know even that much. You’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know! Check out THE BOOK OF GENERAL IGNORANCE for more fun entries and complete answers to the following: How long can a chicken live without its head? About two years. What do chameleons do? They don’t change color to match the background. Never have; never will. Complete myth. Utter fabrication. Total Lie. They change color as a result of different emotional states. Who invented champagne? Not the French. How many legs does a centipede have? Not a hundred. How many toes has a two-toed sloth? It’s either six or eight. How many penises does a European earwig have? a)Fourteen b)None at all c)Two (one for special occasions) d)Mind your own business Which animals are the best-endowed of all? Barnacles. These unassuming modest beasts have the longest penis relative to their size of any creature. They can be seven times longer than their body. What is a rhino’s horn made from? A rhinoceros horn is not, as some people think, made out of hair. Who was the first American president? Peyton Randolph. What were George Washington’s false teeth made from? Mostly hippopotamus. What was James Bond’s favorite drink? Not the vodka martini.

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