Amazing facts from the animal kingdom from QI.
A funny, eccentric and confounding off-road safari through a hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom. Marvel at the elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom, as everything you thought you knew is wrong:
- Albatrosses can fly non-stop for ten years.
- Box jellyfish have twenty-four eyes but no bottom.
- Lobsters live for a century.
- Mice sing while having sex.
About the Author
- Monkeys pay to look at porn.
John Lloyd has a broadcasting background. As a radio producer he devised The News Quiz
and To the Manor Born
before moving to television to start Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image
, and Blackadder.
John Mitchinson, QI
's Director of Research, has been both bookseller and publisher and has looked after authors as diverse as Haruki Murakami, The Beatles and a woman who knitted with dog hair. His favourite animal is the tardigrade.