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1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off (Hardcover)

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A New York Times Bestseller



From the creators of the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI and the best-selling Book of General Ignorance: 1,227 mind-bending facts.


Did you know?

• Cows moo in regional accents.


• The international dialing code for Russia is 007.


• The water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body.


• Pants are responsible for twice as many accidents as chain saws.


• Saddam Hussein's bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker.


• Heroin was originally sold as cough medicine.


1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off is a trove of the strangest, funniest, and most improbable tidbits of knowledge—all painstakingly researched and distilled to a brilliant and shocking clarity.



About the Author


John Lloyd is the creator of the BBC quiz panel show QI (Quite Interesting). He lives in Oxfordshire.

John Mitchinson is the director of research for the BBC quiz panel show QI (Quite Interesting). He lives in Oxfordshire.

James Harkin is senior researcher for QI and lives in London.

Praise For…


Entertaining…elicit[s] plenty of laughs.
— Stevie Godson

Informative, astonishing and often hilarious.

Amusing fodder for trivia nuts.

You can’t NOT read books like this. They’re addicting.
— Maggie Galehouse

A treasure trove of factoids.


Coverage from NPR



Product Details
ISBN: 9780393241037
ISBN-10: 0393241033
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: September 9th, 2013
Pages: 352
Language: English