John Lloyd is the founder of QI and the producer of some of Britain's best-loved TV shows. He is of the same opinion as Plato: unmitigated seriousness has no place in human affairs. On the other hand, he also likes A. N. Whitehead's assertion that it's more important for something to be... show more
John Lloyd is the founder of QI and the producer of some of Britain's best-loved TV shows. He is of the same opinion as Plato: unmitigated seriousness has no place in human affairs. On the other hand, he also likes A. N. Whitehead's assertion that it's more important for something to be interesting than true (although it's more likely to be interesting if it is true).
Birth date: September 30, 1951
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I would like to thank Faber and Faber for providing me with an advanced reading copy of this book. There's not a lot I can say about this one. It is what it says it is; a book full of weird, funny and interesting facts that will have you either chuckling, WTF'ing, or scratching your head. Here a...
I used to be a boghandler, that’s ‘bookseller’ in Danish. If there are enough diamonds in the world to give everyone a cupful, why are they so expensive? Did you know Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, married Oscar Wilde’s first girlfriend? There’s a joke in there somewhere, I know it. The point is,...
I promise I will pay more attention to the blurb of books next time. If I had I wouldn't have picked up the book in the first place and spared myself some disappointment. Previously I'd read The Book of General Ignorance and really enjoyed it. I had expected 1,411 QI Facts to be similar: an amusing...
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you! Publication: October 2nd, 2014 I'm a huge fan of QI, let's start with that. I'm also a very big fan of these random facts that don't really matter but are still nice to learn. If you...
Methadone to the television show's heroin—milder and legally available in the U.S.