It is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit. Wagner always wore pink silk underwear. Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie. Lord Kitchener had four spaniels called Shot, Bang, Miss and Damn. J. K Rowling has no middle name. The first computer mouse was made of wood. Following the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, the QI team returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten. If there are any facts you don't believe, or if you want to know more about them, all the sources can be found on QI's website.
John Lloyd devised The News Quiz and To the Manor Born for radio before moving to television to start Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image and Blackadder. John Mitchinson was the original Marketing Director of Waterstone's, became Managing Director of Cassell, where he published The Beatles, Michael Palin and Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, and now runs Unbound. James Harkin is QI's Senior Researcher and Script Editor and is one of the presenters of the number one podcast No Such Thing As A Fish.