QI: The Book of General Ignorance - The Noticeably Stouter Edition by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson is an essential companion to QI, BBC 2 and BBC 4's highest rated show.
From the Back Cover
This comprehensive catalogue of all the misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' will make you wonder why anyone bothers going to school.
More than 25% longer, with extra cartoons, hilarious extracts from the TV show and 50 new things you didn't know, including:
No one has ever slid down a banister
There are 613 commandments in the Bible
Vipers, cobras and rattlesnakes are not poisonous
Newborn babies are indifferent to their mothers
The Swiss Family weren't called Robinson
The unluckiest date is Monday the 27th
You have no muscles in your fingers
Coffee isn't made from beans
Completely revised, corrected and plumped up, it now includes an index and an appendix listing all the celebrities who have appeared on 'QI' to date.