"Trivia buffs and know-it-alls alike will exult to find so much repeatable wisdom gathered in one place."--New York Times This book is bursting with mindboggling morsels of trivia―informative, hilarious, sometimes arcane or utterly useless, but always entertaining. Every fact in this magnificent little volume has been researched with punctilious care in order to bring you the truth in its purest form.
This is an astonishing trove of the strangest, funniest, and most improbable tidbits of knowledge from the clever lot at the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI.
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. John Mitchinson, QI's first researcher, used to run the marketing for Waterstones and is the co-founder of award-winning publisher Unbound. James Harkin, QI's Head Elf, presents BBC 2's No Such Thing As The News, the hugely popular podcast No Such Thing as a Fish and produces The Museum of Curiosity. Anne Miller is a scriptwriter and researcher for QI and writes a literary column for Standard Issue magazine.