The Second Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Still WrongCrown #ad - Here is a new collection of simple, perfectly obvious questions you'll be quite certain you know the answers to. For example, do you know who made the first airplane 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 was the first dishwasher built to do? What color are oranges? Who in the world is most likely to kill you? Whatever your answers to the questions above, you can be sure that everything you think you know is wrong.
. From the brains behind the new york times' bestseller, The Book of General Ignorance comes another wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating, and mind-bending facts, taking on the hugely popular form of the first book in the internationally bestselling series. Just when you thought that it was safe to start showing off again, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are back with another busload of mistakes and misunderstandings.
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. Marvel at elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and woodpeckers that have ears on the ends of their tongues. If you still think a pangolin is a musical instrument, or that sheep are pointless and stupid, that hyenas are dogs, The Book of Animal Ignorance has arrived just in time. Fast on the heels of the new york times bestseller The Book of General Ignorance comes The Book of Animal Ignorance, a fun, fact-ﬁlled bestiary that is sure to delight animal lovers everywhere.
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The world's smallest computer is smaller than a grain of sand. Candyfloss was invented by a dentist. Nobody knows who named the Earth. The sunday times top 10 BestsellerQI is the smartest comedy show on British television.
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. The beaded lacewing stuns its prey by farting on it. The allies considered dropping glue to stick Nazi troops to the ground. The only life on Earth for a billion years was a thick layer of slime.
The Book of the Year 2018: Your Definitive Guide to the World's Weirdest News No Such Thing As a FishCornerstone Digital #ad - From kim jong un’s personal potty to jeremy corbyn’s valuable vegetables, The Book of the Year 2018 is an eye-opening tour of yet another incredible year you didn’t know you’d lived through. Sideways. My favourite geeks. An ice hotel in Canada caught fire. Now, they have put down the microphones, picked up their pencils, once again, and transformed a year’s worth of weird and wonderful happenings into one uplifting book that you won’t be able to put down.
Discover how peruvian mummies affected the world cup, and why love island contestants are experts in game theory – as well as hundreds of stories that may have passed you by entirely, including the news that:· NASA sent a man with a fear of heights to the International Space Station. Hilarious. Every week for the past four years, dan, anna and andy – the creators of the award-winning, James, chart-topping comedy podcast No Such Thing As A Fish – have wowed each other and millions of their listeners with the most astonishing trivia they have learned over the previous seven days.
The Book of the Year 2018: Your Definitive Guide to the World's Weirdest News No Such Thing As a Fish #ad - Brilliant. Tim minchinin a year dominated by russian collusion and Brexit confusion, The Book of the Year returns with another dose of barely believable yet wholly unimpeachable facts and stories from the past twelve months. Mark zuckerberg’s private data was compromised while he was talking to Congress about compromised data.
1,423 QI Facts to Bowl You OverFaber & Faber #ad - The eye-popping, rib-tickling phenomenon that is QI serves up a brand new selection of 1, gob-smacking, 423 facts to bowl you over. Iceland imports ice cubesa group of ladybirds is called a lovelinessit is illegal in Saudi Arabia to name a child SandiEight billion particles of fog can fit into a teaspoonPeople who read books live longer than people who don'tPrince Philip was born on a kitchen table in CorfuNo human beings have ever had sex in spaceNetflix's biggest competitor is sleepMice sigh up to 40 times an hour.
The Book of the Year 2019 No Such Thing As a FishCornerstone Digital #ad - And get to the bottom of all the improvements made to the Ford company’s robotic bum. All this and much, much more, ended up 1, including the news that:· Two tourists planning to visit the Norwegian village of Å, 310km away, in Aa. Five guys were arrested at a branch of Five Guys. Hollyoaks was partly written by the British government.
The us town of Hell froze over. From assange to zuckerberg, d-day, taking in cardi b, and eSports, CCTV, The Book of the Year is the only book you need to make senseof the year, no matter how senseless it might have seemed. The book of the year is back, with yet another pro-rogues gallery of the most amazing, audacious and absolutely absurd news of 2019.
The Book of the Year 2019 No Such Thing As a Fish #ad - Once again the fact-finding foursome behind the podcast No Such Thing As A Fish have been newspaper-trawling and website-crawling to create your ultimate guide to the past twelve months. Learn which of donald trump’s claims are so bizarre they can’t even be fact-checked. Find out why every single French MP received camembert in the post.
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It’ll have you scratching your head wondering why we even bother to go to school. Think magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the globe, baseball was invented in America, wrong, Henry VIII had six wives, Mount Everest is the tallest mountain? Wrong, wrong, and wrong again. Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and flawed facts finally get the heave-ho in this humorous, downright humiliating book of reeducation based on the phenomenal British bestseller.
The Book of General Ignorance: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong #ad - Challenging what most of us assume to be verifiable truths in areas like history, nature, science, and more, literature, The Book of General Ignorance is a witty “gotcha” compendium of how little we actually know about anything. You’ll be surprised at how much you don’t know! check out the book of genERAL IGNORANCE for more fun entries and complete answers to the following: How long can a chicken live without its head? About two years.
Total Lie. What was james bond’s favorite drink? Not the vodka martini. How many toes has a two-toed sloth? It’s either six or eight.