Stranger Than Fiction


Cruithne is mentioned on the QI season 1 episode “Astronomy”, in which it is incorrectly described as a second moon of Earth. In a later episode, this mistake was rectified and it was added that Earth has over 18,000 mini-moons.

Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.

Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.

France was still executing people by guillotine when Star Wars: A New Hope hit theatres.

1/4 of your bones are in your feet. There are 26 in each foot, meaning that the 52 bones in account for 25 percent of your body’s 206 bones.

When you take a step, you are using up to 200 muscles.

Your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body.

Shakespeare made up the name “Jessica” for his play Merchant of Venice.

You can’t tickle yourself: Go ahead, try to. And when you’re done like your own elbow.

Nowhere in the Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme does it say that Humpty Dumpty is an egg.

Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn.

SPY Magazine once sent some of the world’s richest people checks of 13 cents to see who would cash them. The only people to do so were an arms dealer and Donald Trump

A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance; a group of pugs is called a grumble and a group of ferrets is called a business of ferrets.

12. And a group of ferrets is called a business of ferrets.

13. When you were born, you were, for however brief an amount of time, the youngest person on the planet.