This was an unbroadcast pilot that has never been shown on television, but was released as an extra on the QI Series A DVD. Guests are Eddie Izzard, Bill Bailey and Kit Hesketh-Harvey.
In-Depth Episode Synopsis
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- "Bobo Fing" is a language spoken by 10,000 people in Mali. Not to be confused with "Bobo" (a language of Burkina Faso) or "Gogo" (spoken by 10 million in Tanzania).
- Tangent: Paul Daniels performing a magic trick based on the legend of King Arthur. Arthur called his sword "Caliburn" rather than "Excalibur".
- "Butter hamlets" are small tropical fish which can be found in 10 different colours.
- William Huskisson MP, the first person killed in a rail accident, had previously escaped death after a horse fell on his head during his honeymoon.
- Guessing the meanings of Dutch words:
- "Pronk" - Flaunt
- "Sloot" - Ditch
- "Kloof" - Gap
- "Lonk" - To ogle
- "Oog" - Eyes
- "Wanklank" - A discordant noise
- "Tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog moesten vele Nederlanders tulpenbollen eten," is Dutch for, "During the Second World War, many Dutch people had to eat tulip bulbs," which is a true fact.
- Tangent: If dogs eat toothpaste, they hallucinate. Alan admits he heard this fact from someone from the pub. Another kind of dog hunts deer by biting off the testicles.
- Tangent: In Greece, the word for "Bread" and "Lavatory" seat is the same word, "Kolˇura".
- In Greek, "Thespian" means "Awful", as in "Awe inspiring". It also means "Devine".
- The largest mountain in the world is Mauna Loa, which starts under the seabed. Mount Kilimanjaro is also higher than Mount Everest for two reasons: Firstly, it raises straight out of the African plain, whereas Everest is just one mountain on top of lots in the Himalayas. Also, as Kilimanjaro is on the Equator, it is further away from the centre of the Earth as it is an oblate spheroid. (Forfeit: Mount Everest)
- Tangent: In Greece, the word for lifebelt is also "Kolˇura".
Bill Bailey: 132 points
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