QI: The Book of General Ignorance (Pocket Edition)
A 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,... show more
A 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.
Publish date: 2008
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
I watch the BBC's Quite Interesting comedy quiz show this book is based on (or is it the other way around?). After watching the show and reading this book, I want to know what exactly are we taught at school? So many misconceptions, for one. I found the book very interesting and also humourous. I de...
If you like the show, you'll like this book, too (though it only contains information that has already been discussed on QI, so it will mainly be usefull if you need more proof than 'I saw that on a TV-show' to convince your relatives of the fact that the universe is actually beige).I liked that the...
This was an interesting book full of trivia that nobody knows. Now if only I had friends geeky enough to quote it at. :DI didn't really find this all that humorous, except for the one bit towards the end about the theory of the wise man visiting Jesus who put off getting a gift for the savior until ...
A spiral staircase is actually helical - a spiral is two-dimensional that radiates out from a fixed point. Helix is a three-dimensional curve that doesn't change the angle, like a slinky.
Already read half of this when I was down on the farm earlier in the year, but this version has 25% extra content, so that's all I'm reading really...'Hullo' is actually an expression of surprise. I had no idea. It's not like 'hello' at all.