1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

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

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

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“Entertaining...elicit[s] plenty of laughs.”
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“Amusing fodder for trivia nuts.”
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“You can’t NOT read books like this. They’re addicting.”
- Maggie Galehouse, Houston Chronicle

“A treasure trove of factoids.”
- National Public Radio, Weekend Edition

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