"This UK bestseller redefines `common knowledge' with factoids that will inform and entertain (or at least liven up your next cocktail party)." -- OK! Magazine
"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
"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
"Trivia buffs and know-it-alls alike will exult to find so much repeatable wisdom gathered in one place." -- The New York Times
"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
The indispensable compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes culled from the hit BBC show, QI.