1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways

W. W. Norton & Company
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A dazzling third installment of astounding new facts from the New York Times best-selling authors of 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off and 1,339 Quite Interesting Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop.

1,411 Quite Interesting Facts to Knock You Sideways is a gold mine of wide-ranging, eye-opening, brain-bursting nuggets of trivia that's impossible to put down, another "treasure trove of factoids" (National Public Radio, Weekend Edition).

Did you know?

  • Orchids can get jet lag
  • Lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time
  • Frank Sinatra took a shower 12 times a day
  • Ladybug orgasms last for 30 minutes
  • There are 177,147 ways to tie a tie
  • Traffic lights existed before cars
  • The soil in your garden is 2 million years old
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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.

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Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
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Published on
Oct 26, 2015
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9780393249880
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Language
English
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Genres
Humor / Form / Trivia
Reference / Trivia
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This content is DRM protected.
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