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Publisher's Summary

The QI elves are the clever clogs researchers behind the smash-hit panel show QI

Every Wednesday they appear on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show and they answer the ponderings and wonderings of BBC Radio 2's most inquisitive listeners.  

Why isn't a unicorn called a unihorn?  

Who first put the alphabet in alphabetical order?

How much water would you need to put out the sun?

When, and exactly why, did salted caramel ice cream become so popular?

Funny You Should Ask... features the QI Elves' answers to 200 questions on topics ranging from goosebumps to gherkins and everything in-between. Generously sprinkled with mind-boggling extra facts from the Elves, this is essential listening for the incurably curious.

©2020 QI Elves (P)2020 Faber Audio

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If only it had been a bit longer

Wonderfully read and full of amazing facts. Can’t recommend enough. Left me wanting more (and it was a bit short tbh).

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Mostly correct!

Very entertaining and pleasant; however, they make an error in their Morse Code segment. The letter they claim to be X (dah-dit-dah-dah) is actually Y. The letter X is "dah-dit-dit-dah".

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the perfect comfort book

professionally interesting and charming people gently tossing you bite sized chunks of weird information! I love all of these

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  • Ragne
  • 02-24-21

Naturally, it's quite interesting

Fun trivia. However, it would be great if they could give measurements in metrics as well (especially as they mention that the UK use metric).

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  • krissi
  • 01-02-21

Should have just stayrd a book

It is what it is, a book full of light hearted facts, but some awful narration here........one female in particular. Rather disappointed.

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  • James Peasley
  • 10-31-20

bingable

binge listened to it in 2 days, a great listen like their other releases and podcast :)

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  • Tina Gore
  • 10-25-20

Great fun facts for easy reading or listening

Great alternative to my usual book of the year. It is perfect listening for the dailey commute. I arrive to work every day with slightly more knowledge than yesterday.

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  • Neil Studd
  • 01-02-21

Interesting but dry

A fun collection of interesting facts, but the audio performance is extremely bland when compared to the QI team's "No Such Thing As A Fish" output, and the constant sound effects which accompany each fact are extremely jarring.

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  • keV ash
  • 07-29-21

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great listen, if you like Qi you will love this also worth listening to the podcast no such thing as a fish

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  • 02-28-21

More!

More please!
Big fan of No Such Thing As A Fish and QI, and now this also. Great to listen to while I'm just pottering around.

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  • Ian1956
  • 02-01-21

If you are used to live podcasts from the Fish...

... you will find this somewhat under-whelming. The factual material is still as diverse and interesting as ever, but there's no life to this. Honestly, it could be being read by a computer's speech-software. I do understand that COVID made the production of anything difficult in 2020, but perhaps this would have been best left as a book. Sorry guys.

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  • Martin Tennant
  • 05-07-22

Excellent!!

What a great listen! Just like the QI show and the podcast No Such Thing As A Fish, if you love learning about new, interesting and fascinating things in a fun way, this is perfect for you! I’m going to listen to the second one right away! :)

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  • Lolah
  • 02-17-22

Informative and entertaining

An informative and entertaining book full of interesting facts about a wide variety of topics. I love their podcast and this is a good bonus for me

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  • Peter acton
  • 12-19-21

well done

fun and clever with lots of general knowledge. The readers are clear and funny and the facts are well researched and pleasant

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