27th July 2020
QI – Interesting facts
1 Under extreme high pressure, diamonds can be made from peanut butter.
2 Women buy 80% of everything that is for sale.
3 In ancient Greek the word “idiot” meant anyone who wasn’t a politician.
4 Just like humans, British cows moo in regional accents.
5 Until 1913, children in America could legally be sent by parcel post.
6 Americans eat 10 billion doughnuts every year.
7 A group of kittens is called “a kindle”.
8 Albert Einstein claimed that his second best idea was to boil his eggs in his soup, thereby saving on washing up.
9 Science students who wear white lab coats perform better in tests.
10 Hewlett Packard printer ink is 20 times more expensive than 2003 Dom Perignon
For the teacher:
Silent letters in words such as “knife” and “psychic” are called aphthongs.