Review: 1,342 QI Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted

1,342 QI Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted - James Harkin, John Mitchinson, John Lloyd


I would like to thank Faber and Faber for providing me with an advanced reading copy of this book. 

There's not a lot I can say about this one. It is what it says it is; a book full of weird, funny and interesting facts that will have you either chuckling, WTF'ing, or scratching your head.


Here are a few examples:


- The Very Hungry Caterpillar was originally called A Week with Willie Worm.


- In China, it's illegal to reincarnate without filling in a government Reincarnation Application form.


- Men who watch a lot of porn have smaller than average brains.


- In the 18th century, chickens were known as "cacklers" and eggs were "cackling farts".


- "The Copper-Penis Owl" is the monster used in Hungary to scare children into behaving.


I now find myself throwing out random useless facts during conversations, lol. As an added bonus, my point score has gone up when watching QI on tv!




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