1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off
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1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

By (author) John Lloyd , By (author) John Mitchinson , By (author) James Harkin

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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.

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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 111.76 x 185.42 x 30.48mm | 294.83g
  • 20 Dec 2013
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York
  • English
  • 0393241033
  • 9780393241037
  • 160,045

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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.

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"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."

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