QI Books Collection John Lloyd & Mitchinson 4 Books Set General Ignorance NEW PB

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller bookwalla2011 (174.549) 99.3%, Location: Leicester. Leicestershire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 351572775881 Titles in This SetQI: The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything you think you know is "Still" wrongQI: The Book of General Ignorance (The Noticeably Stouter Edition)QI: The Book of the DeadQI: The Book of Animal Ignorance QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything you think you know is "Still" wrongWho made the first aeroplane flight? How many legs does an octopus have? How much water should you drink every day? What is the chance of tossing a coin and it landing on heads? What happens if you leave a tooth in a glass of coke overnight? What is house dust mostly made from? What colour are oranges? Who in the world is most likely to kill you? What was the first dishwasher built to do?John Lloyd and John Mitchinson, the brains behind QI, here present a wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating and mind-bending facts, taking on the popular General Ignorance round from BBC1's top rated quiz and the first book in the bestselling series.And whatever your answers to the questions above, you can be sure that everything you think you know is wrong. QI: The Book of General Ignorance (The Noticeably Stouter Edition)The indispensable compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show, QI.The noticeably stouter QI Book of General Ignorance sets out to show you that a lot of what you think you know is wrong. If, like Alan Davies, you still think the Henry VIII had six wives, the earth has only one moon, that George Washington was the first president of the USA, that Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, that the largest living thing is a blue whale, that Alexander Graeme Bell invented the telephone, that whisky and bagpipes come from Scotland or that Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain, then there are at least 200 reasons why this is the book for you. QI: The Book of Animal IgnoranceJoin QI's expedition into the animal kingdom to encounter 100 of its most remarkable subjects. Marvel at the elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and the woodlouse that drinks through its bottom.Albatrosses can fly non-stop for ten years without touching the groundBox jellyfish have twenty-four eyesGeese mourn their deadKoalas don't drinkMonkeys pay to look at pornLobsters live for a centuryMice sing while having sexSpiders can fly QI: The Book of the DeadWelcome to QI: The Book of the Dead, a biographical dictionary with a twist - one where only the most interesting people made it in!QI have got together six dozen of the happiest, saddest, maddest and most successful men and women from history. Celebrate their wisdom, learn from their mistakes and marvel at their bad taste in clothes.Hans Christian Anderson was terrified of naked women, Florence Nightingale spent her last fifty years in bed, Sigmund Freud smoked twenty cigars a day, Catherine de Medici applied a daily face mask made of pigeon dung, Rembrandt van Rijn died penniless and Madame Mao banned cicadas, rustling noises and pianos.Carefully collected and ordered by the QI team into themed chapters with thought-provoking titles such as 'There's Nothing Like a Bad Start in Life', 'Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone'. Each chapter reveals hilarious insights into the true nature of the most interesting people who ever lived, including Isaac Newton, Genghis Khan, Sigmund Freud, Florence Nightingale and Karl Marx.From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts to Knock Your Socks Off, comes a fun and inspirational biographical dictionary, with motivational stories about the famous and the obscure. 9780571323906 9780571323890 9780571323913 9780571324118 Condition: New, Subject1: Puzzles, Quizzes & Trivia, Subject2: Sports, Hobbies & Games, Subject3: Humour, QI: The Book of Animal Ignoran: QI: The Book of General Ignorance (The Noticeably, QI: The Book of the Dead: QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance, Format: Paperback, Author: John Lloyd & John Mitchinson, Subject: Non Fiction, Language: English, Publisher: Faber & Faber

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