Catch the QI Elves at Harrogate Literary Festival this Friday for a quiz and Q&A alongside a stellar line-up that features some of our favourite authors https://twitter.com/alexbell/status/1450884074655072266 …
In 1974, Paul McCartney asked science-fiction author Isaac Asimov to write a screenplay based on an idea Paul had for a story about a band from Earth and their impostors from outer space. Asimov wrote the treatment, but McCartney didn’t like it.
Word of the Day: MISOKINESIA — having strong negative feelings, thoughts, or physical reactions when seeing other people fidgeting or engaging in small repetitive movements like leg shaking or finger tapping.
In January this year, a 500-year-old painting from the School of Leonardo was recovered by police from a cupboard in a Naples flat before the museum it had been stolen from even realised it was missing.
Here are some ‘Esquisse’ from the early days of Funny You Should Ask Again! Some of these got fully fleshed out in the final book… others have made their home on my cutting room floor. https://twitter.com/qikipedia/status/1450491939187421185 …pic.twitter.com/Lzg8Om59VW
If your heart starts beating faster, the heart of your dog will start beating faster too. The longer you have had the dog, the stronger this effect will be.
Rather than placing the currency symbol before the amount (e.g. $50.00) or after the amount (e.g. 50.00€), the Cape Verdean escudo puts the symbol as the decimal separator - as 50$00.
"The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible." ARTHUR C. CLARKE
As of today, residents of Maine will no longer be able to have profane number plates. Owners of plates "FUCK", "FUCKIT" and "FUCKEM" (all real number plates) are likely to need new ones.
Before 2004, caffeine was banned for Olympic athletes. In 1972, Mongolian judo competor Bakhaavaa Buidaa was disqualified for having the equivalent of eight espresso's worth of caffeine in his blood.