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QI True or False Questions:
1. Orange skin caused by eating too many carrots is called carrotinitus.
2. In 1848 running amok was officially recognised as a medical condition.
3. B&Q recalled mole repellant from Irish stores in 2018 because there are no moles in Ireland.
4. Theodore Roosevelt had a pet hyena called Brian.
 
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QI True or False Questions:
1. Orange skin caused by eating too many carrots is called carrotinitus.
2. In 1848 running amok was officially recognised as a medical condition.
3. B&Q recalled mole repellant from Irish stores in 2018 because there are no moles in Ireland.
4. Theodore Roosevelt had a pet hyena called Brian.
T, T, F, F.
 
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QI True or False Questions:
1. Orange skin caused by eating too many carrots is called carrotinitus.
2. In 1848 running amok was officially recognised as a medical condition.
3. B&Q recalled mole repellant from Irish stores in 2018 because there are no moles in Ireland.
4. Theodore Roosevelt had a pet hyena called Brian.
1: F. I know there is such a thing but that name sounds wrong.
2: F. Guessing it was, but in a different year.
3: T. No idea on this one. Took a guess.
4: T. This sounds so ridiculous it's probably right.

Opposite to PC for all 4. :LOL:
 
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QI True or False Questions:
1. Orange skin caused by eating too many carrots is called carrotinitus.
2. In 1848 running amok was officially recognised as a medical condition.
3. B&Q recalled mole repellant from Irish stores in 2018 because there are no moles in Ireland.
4. Theodore Roosevelt had a pet hyena called Brian.
No idea, but FTFT
 

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QI True or False Questions:
1. Orange skin caused by eating too many carrots is called carrotinitus.
2. In 1848 running amok was officially recognised as a medical condition.
3. B&Q recalled mole repellant from Irish stores in 2018 because there are no moles in Ireland.
4. Theodore Roosevelt had a pet hyena called Brian.
I’ll go with:
F
T
F
T
 
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QI True or False Questions:
1. Orange skin caused by eating too many carrots is called carrotinitus.
2. In 1848 running amok was officially recognised as a medical condition.
3. B&Q recalled mole repellant from Irish stores in 2018 because there are no moles in Ireland.
4. Theodore Roosevelt had a pet hyena called Brian.
To give myself a chance of getting one right I’m breaking the 2xT and 2xF code!
F, T, F, F
 

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QI True or False Questions:
1. Orange skin caused by eating too many carrots is called carrotinitus.
2. In 1848 running amok was officially recognised as a medical condition.
3. B&Q recalled mole repellant from Irish stores in 2018 because there are no moles in Ireland.
4. Theodore Roosevelt had a pet hyena called Brian.
I'll go
1 - false, doesn't seem like the right type of word...but i'm sure it's a thing.
2 - false, surely!
3 - false, seems too unreal
3 - true, think he was pretty eccentric for some reason
 

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QI True or False Questions:
1. Orange skin caused by eating too many carrots is called carrotinitus.
2. In 1848 running amok was officially recognised as a medical condition.
3. B&Q recalled mole repellant from Irish stores in 2018 because there are no moles in Ireland.
4. Theodore Roosevelt had a pet hyena called Brian.
1 F - I seem to remember reading, that you could eat nothing but 10kg of carrots/day, for a year, and you wouldn't turn orange.
2 F - I think it a crime of sorts
3 F - I don't know why
4 T - vague recollection.
 

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1 F - I seem to remember reading, that you could eat nothing but 10kg of carrots/day, for a year, and you wouldn't turn orange.
2 F - I think it a crime of sorts
3 F - I don't know why
4 T - vague recollection.
I think you’ve nailed the running amok question now that you mention it Row. I’ve heard something similar.

Not as sure about the carrots question though, if I cut up half a dozen of them my hands turn orange!
 

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1: F. I know there is such a thing but that name sounds wrong.
2: F. Guessing it was, but in a different year.
3: T. No idea on this one. Took a guess.
4: T. This sounds so ridiculous it's probably right.

Opposite to PC for all 4. :LOL:
I’ll go with:
F
T
F
T
To give myself a chance of getting one right I’m breaking the 2xT and 2xF code!
F, T, F, F
I'll go
1 - false, doesn't seem like the right type of word...but i'm sure it's a thing.
2 - false, surely!
3 - false, seems too unreal
3 - true, think he was pretty eccentric for some reason
1 F - I seem to remember reading, that you could eat nothing but 10kg of carrots/day, for a year, and you wouldn't turn orange.
2 F - I think it a crime of sorts
3 F - I don't know why
4 T - vague recollection.



 
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Episode 103:
Actor, comedian and raconteur Orson Bean is perhaps best known as a longtime game show fixture and frequent guest on talk shows, but he also appeared on Broadway and in popular films such as "Anatomy of a Murder" and "Being John Malkovich," working alongside icons like Boris Karloff, Helen Hayes, Jimmy Stewart, Phil Silvers and Dustin Hoffman. Gilbert and Frank also talk to Orson about his years on the Hollywood blacklist, his friendship with Stan Laurel, his fondness for Ed Sullivan and his personal correspondence with Groucho Marx. PLUS: John McGiver returns! Jack Paar takes a powder! Will Jordan does Sabu! Jack Klugman nails Willy Loman! And Jayne Mansfield upstages Walter Matthau!
 
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The money spent on Christmas presents in the UK could fund the NHS from Boxing Day to 12 February.

Christmas crackers were originally called ‘bangs of expectation’.

The first Christmas tree erected in Trafalgar Square was transported at night because it exceeded the legal weight limits on British roads in daytime.

In the Australian outback, there is a road used for testing Supercars that has no speed limit.

Potholes in roads in 19th-century Argentina were filled with surplus sheep’s heads.

In 19th-century America, roads were paved with oyster shells.

An oyster thief in 19th-century London called Dando would eat dozens of oysters, then abscond without paying.

The Oyster card was created by Saatchi & Saatchi.

Wig-snatching was a common crime in 18th-century England.

In 2014, German police issued a fine to a one-armed cyclist for cycling with one arm.

The Olympic Village for the 1980 Winter Games in Upstate New York is now a prison.

South Korean sniffer dogs sold to the Russian police in Siberia have proved to be useless because they don’t like the cold.
More than a third of the 8.5 million dogs in Britain are obese.

In Taiwan, it is illegal to walk a dog by attaching its lead to a car or motorbike.

Ships are not classified as abandoned if there is a dog or cat onboard.

10,000 shipping containers are lost from ships every year.

The largest cruise ships have a greater population than the City of London.

Dangerous maritime goods include pistachios, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts and peanuts because they can all self-heat and spontaneously combust.

There are more than 500 peanuts in the average jar of peanut butter.

Prince Charles wants to reduce grey squirrel numbers by feeding them contraceptives hidden in Nutella.

Tanzanians scare off elephants by bombarding them with condoms filled with chilli powder.

To treat mites, beekeepers dust their bees with sugar.

Honeybees ‘whoop’ when they bump into each other.

Bees can be taught to play football.
 

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More than a third of the 8.5 million dogs in Britain are obese.

In Taiwan, it is illegal to walk a dog by attaching its lead to a car or motorbike.

Ships are not classified as abandoned if there is a dog or cat onboard.

10,000 shipping containers are lost from ships every year.

The largest cruise ships have a greater population than the City of London.

Dangerous maritime goods include pistachios, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts and peanuts because they can all self-heat and spontaneously combust.

There are more than 500 peanuts in the average jar of peanut butter.

Prince Charles wants to reduce grey squirrel numbers by feeding them contraceptives hidden in Nutella.

Tanzanians scare off elephants by bombarding them with condoms filled with chilli powder.

To treat mites, beekeepers dust their bees with sugar.

Honeybees ‘whoop’ when they bump into each other.

Bees can be taught to play football.
Apes are the only animals that need to be taught how to swim.

The Mola mola is known as the sunfish in English and the moonfish in Russian.

The first treadmill on the International Space Station was ejected into space and burned up in the atmosphere.

Treadmills were once the harshest punishment short of the death penalty.

60% of the world‘s selfie deaths take place in India.

Mahatma Gandhi Pires, Marlon Brando da Silveria, John Lennon Silva Santos and Yago Pikachu are all Brazilian footballers.

North Korea is a hereditary Marxist monarchy.

The Indonesian flag is the same as the Polish flag upside down.

Polish is the second most common language spoken in the UK.

A clock’s second hand is really its third hand.

All mammals, regardless of size, take 12 seconds to defecate.

The US State Department is located in Foggy Bottom.
 
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