By John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin
The QI group have blown your socks off, made your jaw drop and knocked you sideways. Now they go back with 1,234 brand-new dazzling proof that may go away you speechless.
- plant life get suntans.
- Denmark imports prisoners.
- Bees can fly better than Mount Everest.
- The Republic of eire first acquired postcodes in 2015.
- Martin Luther King Jr received a C+ in Public Speaking.
- The Aztecs wore jewelry made up of popcorn.
- not anyone within the united kingdom dies of 'natural causes'.
- Penguins can't style fish.
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Israelis understand that and we eventually will too, but not until our government and our media start helping us make those connections between what we do and how it can help our troops— and ourselves—stay out of harm’s way. When Sacrifice Was Cool Perhaps the most threatening of all the connections we’re not making these days is the one between terrorism and one of the great loves of the American life, the automobile. Each of us in our own individual high-performance, low-gas-mileage vehicles, exercising our God-given right to drive wherever we want, whenever we want at 0% financing and practically no fuel cost, inadvertently supports terrorism.
It’s not that we don’t care—it’s just that we’d prefer flot to get involved. We’re more supporters than doers, great at the symbolic stuff like flags, ribbons, and benefit concerts. ) Nothing is really our problem—especially when you’re talking about an outlay of time or money, or, God forbid, something that causes stress! ” After a hard day of stimulating the economy we congratulated ourselves for getting through this trauma without letting the bastards change the way we live! You hear a lot of that: if we stop bowling or screwing or whatever it is we wanted to keep doing anyway, then they win!
But in the end, what did we really do? We put a flag on our car. ) Or two flags, if we were really mad! Big ones, up from, so we could feel like Rommel in his staff car, speeding to meet the Fuehrer. For months in the fall of 2001, our highways looked like a county fair on wheels. ” I once saw a guy with five flags tell a guy with four flags to go back to Afghanistan. Now, is there anything wrong with flags? Of course not. I like the flag plenty, hut I never forget it’s only a symbol, a reminder of what we stand for, not a replacement for actually standing for it.
1,234 QI Facts to Leave You Speechless by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, James Harkin