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  • By: BBC Studios, Simon Nicholls
  • Narrated by: Simon Nicholls
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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A Housefly Buzzes in the Key of F

By: BBC Studios,Simon Nicholls
Narrated by: Simon Nicholls
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Summary

FROM THE TEAM BEHIND BBC RADIO 4'S AWARD-WINNING NATURE AND COMEDY SERIES NATURE TABLE

Did You Know That...

A housefly buzzes in the key of F?

A cockroach can live for a week without its head, before dying of starvation?

Slugs have four noses? So, if you thought that couldn't get slimier, now imagine them with a cold ...

The fingerprints of a koala are so indistinguishable from humans that they've been confused at a crime scene?

During its lifetime, a cow can produce nearly 200,000 glasses of milk? Which is extraordinary, because where is it getting all those glasses?

The natural world is an amazing, compelling and funny place: a place where fact is always more staggering - and often funnier - than fiction. Based on BBC Radio 4's hit science and comedy series Nature Table, and with a foreword from the show's presenter, Sue Perkins, A Housefly Buzzes in the Key of F is a celebration of the astonishing everyday occurrences that happen right under our noses. With fascinating facts from the programme's expert guests along with big jokes, witty anecdotes and fun games, this bumper collection showcases our planet's flora and fauna in all its remarkable and surprising glory.

©2023 BBC Studios and Simon Nicholls (P)2023 Bonnier Books UK

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Really funny and fascinating!

This is even better than I thought it would be. I really like Nature Table and thought this would be more detailed examinations of the topics from the radio show, and it is a bit like that, but there are so many more jokes in the writing than I expected - every page is full of really funny, chatty, warm writing as well as loads of really fascinating animal and nature facts. The games are also really good fun and Simon really brings them to life when you hear them read out loud, he’s a very funny and engaging reader. It's amazing how much info is jammed into this book and how many jokes too. Really good value for money, very entertaining, really informative - I really enjoyed it.

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