A bumper final edition of the most surprising, amazing, and hilarious facts on the planet from the clever-clogs at QI.
The mind-boggling, sock-popping, rib-tickling phenomenon that is QI have outdone themselves with this especially huge collection of facts, including:
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- Humans glow in the dark.
- 'Clinomania' is the overwhelming desire to stay in bed.
- In 17th Century Japan people warmed their feet by putting chilli peppers in their socks.
- Mrs Beeton published a recipe for a toast sandwich.
- Wheat has over five times as much DNA as humans.
- Less than 5% of the world's population lives in a genuine democracy.
- The word 'school' comes from a Greek word meaning 'free time'.
- Ten out of the 12 water companies in the UK still make use of divining rods.
- Coral can drown.
John Lloyd CBE is the creator of QI and founding producer of The News Quiz, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, Blackadder and No Such Thing As The News.
James Harkin, QI's Head Elf, presents the QI Elves' podcast No Such Thing As A Fish and BBC 2's No Such Thing As The News.
He also produces The Museum of Curiosity.
Anne Miller is a scriptwriter and researcher for QI. She is Head Researcher for BBC Radio 4's The Museum of Curiosity
and writes a literary column for Standard Issue