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5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect Christmas Present, 4 Dec. 2010
Although I'm not a very consistent viewer of the QI show, I found myself absolutely unable to put this book down. Brilliantly sourced and engagingly written, this is a book not only for the typical dads of the family but for anyone, and I would wager it also has international appeal, because the material is so broad. Unlike so many other anthologies and compilations of facts, this tells you things that are often astounding, always interesting and sometimes fairly bizarre. It upends so much of the received wisdom I mistook for facts, and never becomes too difficult or too dense. Above all, it's very funny. The perfect Christmas present for any friend or family member.