Quite Interesting

Quite Interesting


Quite Interesting facts from the team behind the BBC TV show QI. https://t.co/KajPX02jPd https://t.co/e7kKHcHU2N https://t.co/q3qVciWTD7

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Word of the Day: CONSECOTALEOPHOBIA - an irrational fear of chopsticks.

Dogs have musical tastes, and have been found to prefer reggae and soft rock over other genres.

At 188 years old, Jonathan the giant tortoise is the world’s oldest known living land animal. He was born three years before Charles Darwin met the giant tortoises that inspired his theory of evolution. (Image: Kevstan)

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37% of Britons clean a hotel room before they stay in it.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is worth more than the GDP of 125 of the world’s countries.

Female blanket octopuses are immune to the sting of Portuguese man-of-war jellyfish: they tear off their opponents' tentacles and brandish them as weapons.

Professionals who make non-conformist fashion choices, such as wearing bright or unusual socks, are perceived as being higher status and more successful.

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The word 'rooster’ was adopted by American puritans in the 18th century because they didn’t want to use the word cock.

Male bottlenose dolphins have been observed to masturbate by wrapping a live eel around their penis.

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Until 1979, Sweden classified homosexuality as a mental illness. That year, activists took the classification as an illness to its logical extent - Swedes called in too gay to go to work.

Crows not only hold grudges, they tell their friends and family about them.

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Word of the day: TASLEEK (Saudi Arabic) - to nod along and pretend you care what another person is saying

In English, a "French exit" is to sneak out of a party without telling anyone. In French, it is known as "partir à l’anglaise" - to leave the English way.

On October 1st 1861, Charles Darwin wrote in his diary: ‘I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything’

In Washington DC, the Slovakian and Slovenian embassies meet once a month to exchange wrongly addressed mail.

Independence from Britain is celebrated somewhere in the world, on average, one in every seven days.

Word of the day: GLUGGAVEÐUR (Icelandic) - Weather that looks lovely from inside your house, but is horrible to be outside in. Literally 'window-weather'.

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