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    DescriptionA number-one bestseller, this is a comprehensive catalogue of all the misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' that will make you wonder why anyone bothers going to school. Now available in this handy pocket-sized edition, carry it everywhere to impress your friends, frustrate your enemies and win every argument.


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    Title
    QI: The Pocket Book of General Ignorance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) QI, By (author) John Lloyd, By (author) John Mitchinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571241392
    ISBN 10: 0571241395
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    BIC subject category V2: WDKX, WHG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.2
    Libri: ENGM1080
    BIC E4L: HUM
    DC22: 032.02
    BISAC V2.8: REF010000, REF018000, HUM000000
    Thema V1.0: WDKX, GBA, WHG
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Non-Fiction
    Publication date
    03 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Lloyd and John Mitchinson, supported by a crack research squad of QI elves, are the authors of the bestselling The Book of General Ignorance. Ted Dewan is one of the UK's best-known children's authors and illustrators.
    Review quote
    "Trivia buffs and know-it-alls alike will exult to find so much repeatable wisdom gathered in one place."--"New York Times" ""The Book of General Ignorance" won't make you feel dumb. It's really a call to be more curious." --"The Associated Press" "Ignorance may be bliss, but so is learning surprising information."--"Hartford Courant" "You, too, can banish social awdwardness by having its endless count of facts and factoids at the ready. Or you could just read it and keep what you learned to yourself. Betcha can't."--"New York Daily News" "To impress friends with your cleverness, beg, borrow or buy John Lloyd and John Mitchinson's The Book of General Ignorance, an extraordinary collection of 230 common misperceptions compiled for the BBC panel game QI (Quite Interesting)."--"Financial Times""This book would make even Edison feel small and silly, for it offers answers to questions you never thought to ask or had no need of asking as you already knew, or thought you knew, the answer."--"The Economist" "Trivia books, like any kind of mental or physical addiction, are both irresistible and unsatisfying. By the standards of the genre, this one has something approaching the force of revelation. Answering silly questions suddenly seems less important than taking the trouble to ask a few." "--Melbourne Age" "Eye-watering, eyebrow-raising, terrific . . . moving slightly faster than your brain does, so that you haven't quite absorbed the full import of one blissful item of trivial information before two or three more come along. Such fine and creative research genuinely deserves to be captured in print."--"Daily Mail" "This UKbestseller redefines 'common knowledge' with factoids that will inform and entertain (or at least liven up your next cocktail party)." -"OK! Magazine"