One in four dog owners sign their pet's name on Xmas cards... And other bizarre facts from the TV comedy quiz QI

By Daily Mail Reporter



The comedy quiz show QI has been delighting TV audiences for ten years with a cornucopia of off-the-wall facts.

But the name of the BBC programme - based on the phrase ‘Quite Interesting’ - doesn’t do them justice, as this fascinating collection from a new book proves...

Food & drink

A pint of milk in a supermarket can contain milk from over a thousand different cows.

A popular Roman hangover cure was deep-fried canary.

Samsung's first product was dried fish.

 
Bizarre: One in four dog owners sign their pet's name on Christmas cards, according to the TV comedy quiz QI

Bizarre: One in four dog owners sign their pet's name on Christmas cards, according to a new book about QI

 

Ninety-five per cent of all avocados in shops are descended from one tree grown by a Milwaukee postman in 1926.

One in five doner kebabs in the UK poses a ‘significant’ threat to public health.

 
 

Twice as many forks as knives are sold in the UK: Britons increasingly eat with just a fork.

Ciabatta bread was invented in 1982.

The UK's first Indian restaurant opened 50 years before its first fish-and-chip shop.

Turning up the music in a bar by 22 per cent makes people drink 26 per cent faster.

Incredible: A glass of milk left in the Lut Desert in Iran will not go off: the heat is so intense it kills all the bacteria

Incredible: A glass of milk left in Iran's Lut Desert will not go off: the heat is so intense it kills the bacteria

 

First country to ban foie gras on grounds of animal cruelty was Nazi Germany.

There's a one-calorie difference between a bowl of Frosties and a bowl of Special K. (The extra calorie is in Special K.)

The Manx word for ‘kipper’ is skeddan jiarg, which translates as ‘red herring’.