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Old November 10th, 2012, 08:29 AM   #31

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Brazil nuts, are not nuts...they are seeds
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Old November 10th, 2012, 09:35 AM   #32

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See, here's another thing. Fry claimed that peanuts were dried peas. Well, they are a member of the pea family, but they're not dried garden peas, as he implied, they're a different species altogether.

They're also not nuts, they're legumes.

They do come up with some remarkable facts about penises on that show...
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Old November 14th, 2012, 08:28 AM   #33

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[QUOTE=Brunel;1253062]Don't forget that QI is a BBC show and the BBC is shown all over the world.

QI would be shown in the Republic of Ireland because they get all the BBC channels we get (although they get them for free).
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Currently, 60 million households get all of the BBC channels for free.

I have noticed that the programme, which I enjoy, is a little pompous and not always factually correct. But great fun!
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Old November 14th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #34

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QI is probably the second most widely known BBC entertainment show throughout the world - the first being Top Gear.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 05:23 AM   #35
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QI is probably the second most widely known BBC entertainment show throughout the world - the first being Top Gear.
BBC entertainment is the only thing i watch nowadays, and i live in Sweden
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What did I learn from QI? That half the popular comedians in the UK are not funny. See Sandi Toksvig and Rich Hall for proof.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 06:18 AM   #37

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I very rarely watch QI anymore instead I wait for QI XL as some of the cut material is really interesting. I wish Jo Brand wasn't on it so much she seems out of her depth and just seems to throw in the odd crude line to drag it all down to her level.
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What did I learn from QI? That half the popular comedians in the UK are not funny. See Sandi Toksvig and Rich Hall for proof.
The new habit of using profanity, crude innuendo and toilet humour rather than wit raises nervous laughs among certain audiences--this makes them THINK that they are funny. Don't get me wrong, I've heard and seen just about everything that can be imagined, but watching the potty-mouth brigade on TV is a bit like sitting through a Vientiane live sex show with your maiden Auntie. I wonder if the revolting Jimmy Carr or even worse Frankie Boyle could actually make an audience laugh without resorting to low crudity?

I have another beef with QI. I have just seen an old episode that claims that chameleons do not change colour to match their environment, but only according to their emotion. What rubbish! I have had several chameleons (they don't survive long in captivity, especially if one has a cat) of different species. They do indeed change shading and colour dependent on both surroundings and in response to external stimuli and general health.
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Someone once called me the Irish version of Stephen Fry after watching this show
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I haven't learnt anything from this programme because I have never been able to watch it for more than a few minutes, Fry at his most irritatingly self-complacent, and dreadful people appearing with him; God, how I hate 'comedians' of that type!
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