Reporting John Ostapkovich
By John Ostapkovich
PHILADELPHIA (CBS)–It is another British invasion, but this time it is not music, but trivia.
The television show “QI,” or Quite Interesting, has been on British television for years, and now it is now available on Hulu.com. However, if you really want to jump in the trivia fast lane, its creators have come out with a book “1227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off.”
Co-creator of “QI,” John Mitchinson, says the books will probably have a different home base than the television show.
“They probably live inside the smallest room in the house. They’re great to take in. You can read it, if you want to, from beginning to end of back to front, or you can start in the middle, but I think they’re best to take in chunks.”
Mitchinson says the four facts per page will take you on a journey into the unknown.
“The world is an extraordinary place. There is much more wonder and mystery and beauty and inspiration if you just have to look hard enough. If you look at anything, you’ll find something interesting about it.”
Here are a few trivia facts to look out for in the books: Work is three times more dangerous than a war, a hummingbird weighs about the same as a teabag, humans kill about 11,000 sharks per hour, the Loch Ness Monster is part of protected species and none of the English language’s major swear words are Anglo Saxon in their origin.