Qi Book of General Ignorance

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Faber & Faber, Limited, 2008 - Common fallacies - 299 pages
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QI: The Pocket Book of General Ignorance is an illuminating collection of fun facts, perfect for general knowledge, trivia and pub quiz enthusiasts. This number-one bestseller is a comprehensive catalogue of all the interesting 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.

Henry VIII had six wives. WRONG!
Everest is the highest mountain in the world. WRONG!
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. WRONG!

QI: The Pocket Book of General Ignorance is the essential set text for everyone who's proud to admit that they don't know everything, and an ideal sack of interesting facts with which to beat people who think they do.

Perfect for trivia, pub quiz and general knowledge enthusiasts, this is a number-one bestseller from the authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts To Blow Your Socks Off, packed with weird, wonderful and really quite interesting facts.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Ok, some of these anecdotes are actually set-ups, which only are wrong from a certain nit-picky angle. But mostly they're actually stuff we should better understand. The book isn't just quick facts to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Ok, some of these anecdotes are actually set-ups, which only are wrong from a certain nit-picky angle. But mostly they're actually stuff we should better understand. The book isn't just quick facts to ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

John Mitchinson is from the world of books. The original Marketing Director of Waterstone's, he became Managing Director of Cassell, where he published The Beatles, Michael Palin and Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, and now runs Unbound. He's with Einstein: 'There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.'

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