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Qi: the Pocket Book of General Ignorance By John Mitchinson

Qi: the Pocket Book of General Ignorance
by John Mitchinson

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Provides an illuminating collection of fun facts. This book is suitable for general knowledge, trivia and pub quiz enthusiasts. It is a catalogue of all the interesting misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' that will make you wonder why anyone bothers going to school.
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Qi: the Pocket Book of General Ignorance by John Mitchinson

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. It is 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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Qi: the Pocket Book of General Ignorance Reviews


""The Book of General Ignorance" won't make you feel dumb. It's really a call to be more curious."
--"The Associated Press"
"Ignorance may be bliss, but so is learning surprising information."
--"Hartford Courant"
"You, too, can banish social awdwardness by having its endless count of facts and factoids at the ready. Or you could just read it and keep what you learned to yourself. Betcha can't."
--"New York Daily News"
"To impress friends with your cleverness, beg, borrow or buy John Lloyd and John Mitchinson's The Book of General Ignorance, an extraordinary collection of 230 common misperceptions compiled for the BBC panel game QI (Quite Interesting)."
--"Financial Times
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"This book would make even Edison feel small and silly, for it offers answers to questions you never thought to ask or had no need of asking as you already knew, or thought you knew, the answer."
--"The Economist"
"Trivia books, like any kind of mental or physical addiction, are both irresistible and unsatisfying. By the standards of the genre, this one has something approaching the force of revelation. Answering silly questions suddenly seems less important than taking the trouble to ask a few."
"--MelbourneAge"
"Eye-watering, eyebrow-raising, terrific . . . moving slightly faster than your brain does, so that you haven't quite absorbed the full import of one blissful item of trivial information before two or three more come along. Such fine and creative research genuinely deserves to be captured in print."
--"Daily Mail"
"Trivia buffs and know-it-alls alike will exult to find so much repeatable wisdom gathered in one place."
--"New York Times"
""The Book of General Ignorance" won't make you feel dumb. It's really a call to be more curious."
--"The Associated Press"
"Ignorance may be bliss, but so is learning surprising information."
--"Hartford Courant"
"You, too, can banish social awdwardness by having its endless count of facts and factoids at the ready. Or you could just read it and keep what you learned to yourself. Betcha can't."
--"New York Daily News"
"To impress friends with your cleverness, beg, borrow or buy John Lloyd and John Mitchinson's The Book of General Ignorance, an extraordinary collection of 230 common misperceptions compiled for the BBC panel game QI (Quite Interesting)."
--"Financial Times
"
"This book would make even Edison feel small and silly, for it offers answers to questions you never thought to ask or had no need of asking as you already knew, or thought you knew, the answer."
--"The Economist"
"Trivia books, like any kind of mental or physical addiction, are both irresistible and unsatisfying. By the standards of the genre, this one has something approaching the force of revelation. Answering silly questions suddenly seems less important than taking the trouble to ask a few."
"--Melbourne Age"
"Eye-watering, eyebrow-raising, terrific . . . moving slightly faster than your brain does, so that you haven't quite absorbed the full import of one blissful item of trivial information before two or three more come along. Such fine and creative research genuinely deserves to be captured in print."
--"Daily Mail"
"This UKbestseller redefines 'common knowledge' with factoids that will inform and entertain (or at least liven up your next cocktail party)."
-"OK! Magazine"

About John Mitchinson


John Lloyd CBE devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born for radio and Not The Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder for television. John Mitchinson has been both bookseller and publisher and looked after authors as diverse as Haruki Murakami, The Beatles and a woman who knitted with dog hair. Together they are in charge of research for the hit BBC show QI, and have written many bestselling books, including such titles as The Book of General Ignorance, 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off and most recently, 1,411 QI Facts To Knock You sideways.

Additional information

GOR009612592
Qi: the Pocket Book of General Ignorance by John Mitchinson
John Mitchinson
Used - Like New
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2008-04-03
320
0571241395
9780571241392
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.