The third book in the QI series, following on from 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off and 1,399 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop is the consistently titled 1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways and it is definitely a book that will keep you entertained for hours and make you “top-dog” at an pub quiz.*
I won’t lie to you, I love a good factoid. I can’t help but feel a little smug and superior when I drop a little tidbit into conversation among my friends and watch as the th shock, awe and sheer impressiveness of the fact washes across their little faces.
Therefore, the QI books are, in my ever so humble opinion, perfect. The third in the series, 1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways, is no less impressive. In all of the facts found in between the pages there was only one that I already knew.
My favourite of all the facts was the following:
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has towns called Intercourse and Paradise. It takes six minutes to get from one to the other.
Pick up all of these books to find out more.
1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson and James Harkin is available from October 9th, 2014.
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