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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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bingable

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

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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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  • 28-02-21

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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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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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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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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A good fun and educational read

Really enjoyed this. Different from their other books but just as entertaining and informative.

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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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A great interesting book

full of interesting facts, if you are a fan of QI or No Such Thing as a Fish you will love this.

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All those questions you never thought to ask

Thoroughly enjoyable, listened to it in one sitting, learned lots of little tid bits I never knew I wanted to learn!

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  • 28-12-20

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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