Описание: An indispensable compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show, QI. From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance comes a noticeably stouter edition, with 26% extra facts and figures perfect for trivia, pub quiz and general knowledge enthusiasts.
Автор: Lloyd, John, Mitchinson, John Название: QI: The Second Book of General Ignorance ISBN: 0571269664 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571269662 Издательство: Faber Цена: 1209 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From the brains behind the New York Times' bestseller, The Book of General Ignorance comes another wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating, and mind-bending facts, taking on the hugely popular form of the first book in the internationally bestselling series. Just when you thought that it was safe to start showing off again, John Lloyd and John Mitchinson are back with another busload of mistakes and misunderstandings. Here is a new collection of simple, perfectly obvious questions you'll be quite certain you know the answers to. Whether it's history, science, sports, geography, literature, language, medicine, the classics, or common wisdom, you'll be astonished to discover that everything you thought you knew is still hopelessly wrong. For example, do you know who made the first airplane flight? How many legs does an octopus have? How much water should you drink every day? What is the chance of tossing a coin and it landing on heads? What happens if you leave a tooth in a glass of Coke overnight? What is house dust mostly made from? What was the first dishwasher built to do? What color are oranges? Who in the world is most likely to kill you? Whatever your answers to the questions above, you can be sure that everything you think you know is wrong. The Second Book of General Ignorance is the essential text for everyone who knows they don't know everything, and an ideal stick with which to beat people who think they do.
Описание: The team behind the "New York Times "bestseller "The Book of General Ignorance "turns conventional biography on its head—and shakes out the good stuff.
Following their Herculean—or is it Sisyphean?—efforts to save the living from ignorance, the two wittiest Johns in the English language turn their attention to the dead.
As the authors themselves say, “The first thing that strikes you about the Dead is just how many of them there are.” Helpfully, Lloyd and Mitchinson have employed a simple—but ruthless—criterion for inclusion: the dead person has to be interesting.
Here, then, is a dictionary of the dead, an encyclopedia of the embalmed. Ludicrous in scope, whimsical in its arrangement, this wildly entertaining tome presents pithy and provocative biographies of the no-longer-living from the famous to the undeservedly and—until now—permanently obscure. Spades in hand, Lloyd and Mitchinson have dug up everything embarrassing, fascinating, and downright weird about their subjects’ lives and added their own uniquely irreverent observations.
Organized by capricious categories—such as dead people who died virgins, who kept pet monkeys, who lost limbs, whose corpses refused to stay put—the dearly departed, from the inventor of the stove to a cross-dressing, bear-baiting female gangster finally receive the epitaphs they truly deserve.
Discover: * Why Freud had a lifelong fear of trains * The one thing that really made Isaac Newton laugh * How Catherine the Great really died (no horse was involved)
Much like the country doctor who cured smallpox (he’s in here), Lloyd and Mitchinson have the perfect antidote for anyone out there dying of boredom. "The Book of the Dead"—like life itself—is hilarious, tragic, bizarre, and amazing. You may never pass a graveyard again without chuckling.
Описание: John Lloyd and John Mitchinson have proven themselves to be masters at digging up obscure facts, abstruse information, and amusing anecdotes and presenting them effortlessly, somewhat slyly, with either great wit or at least a little bit of tongue in cheek. Their gifts are on full display in Quote Interesting, a lively, wonderfully enjoyable anthology of hundreds of quotes you probably have never heard before, arranged thematically from A to Z. From laugh-out-loud-funny bon mots to some real headscratchers, Lloyd and Mitchinson have gathered a universe of star-studded blurbs like: "The Beatles are dying in the wrong order." --Victor Lewis Smith "When you forget to eat, you know you're alive." --Henry James "I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty." --Nancy Reagan "You know 'that look' women get when they want sex? Me neither." --Steve Martin
Автор: Mitchinson, John Lloyd, John Название: Qi: the book of the dead ISBN: 0571244904 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571244904 Издательство: Faber Рейтинг: Цена: 1869 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Features diverting categories like People who died Penniless, The One-Legged, Only Children, People who failed at School, Those only Remembered by a Single Quotation and the Last People to Know Everything.
Автор: Mitchinson, John Lloyd, John Название: QI annual 2009 ISBN: 0571244149 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571244140 Издательство: Faber Цена: 1429 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A festive funbag of F stuff, featuring Fantasy Football with Alan Davies, Food Foraging the Sean Lock way, Jimmy Carr`s Famous Fannies, Romantic Ronni Ancona and Rob Brydon`s Foto-Feature, Fags of the World (as used by Jo Brand), Fry`s Forebrain forensically filleted by Phill Jupitus and a `How-to-Use Furniture` masterclass with Rowan Atkinson.
Автор: Mitchinson, John Lloyd, John Название: Qi annual, 2010 ISBN: 057125182X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571251827 Издательство: Faber Рейтинг: Цена: 1429 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An annual written, drawn, photographed and blu-tacked together by the many writers, performers and brains from the BBC1 TV series, including: Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, Rowan Atkinson, Jeremy Clarkson, Bill Bailey, Jo Brand, Phill Jupitus and Jimmy Carr.
Автор: Lloyd, John, Mitchinson, John, Harkin, James Название: 1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless ISBN: 0571329837 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780571329830 Издательство: Faber Рейтинг: Цена: 769 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The QI team have blown your socks off, made your jaw drop and knocked you sideways. Now they return with 1,234 brand-new mind-blowing facts that will leave you speechless. Flowers get suntans. Denmark imports prisoners. Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest.
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