Quite Interesting Facts: 1

atkins bookshelf triviaIn the process of publishing three tomes on fascinating factoids, the creators of the popular BBC quiz show, QI (Quite Interesting), have noticed that facts seem to have a mind of their own. “Far from being inert pieces of trivia,” John Lloyd et al write, “they behaved more like molecules, bristling with energy and a desire to form strong attractions with other facts to make longer and more meaningful sequences.” Here are some examples from one of their books.

The photographs of the Wright brothers’ first flight was taken by a person who had never seen or used a camera before.

Neil Armstrong took parts from the plane of the Wright brothers to the Moon.

The first man-made object in space was the V2 rocket that was launched from Germany.


Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” was originally going to be about a parrot.

The last speaker of the Amazonian Ature language was a parrot.

Parrots can live for up to 80 years.




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