Series 1, Episode 2
Jeremy Hardy - The Human Body
- The gluteus maximus (the buttocks) is the largest muscle in the human body. Found by Clive.
- Humans produce two-and-a-half pints of saliva a day. Found by Alan.
- The nose gets bigger and bigger throughout the whole of your life, as do the ears. Successfully smuggled.
- Everyone has a unique tongue print which can be scanned and be used for identification, like fingerprints. Successfully smuggled.
- Guilt is bad for your immune system. Successfully smuggled.
Alan Davies - Coca-Cola
- When first sold, Coca-Cola contained an estimated 9 milligrams of cocaine per glass. Found by Jeremy.
- Mecca Cola is marketed in the Middle East. Found by Jeremy.
- The makers of Coca-Cola once claimed it treated impotence. Successfully smuggled.
- The first British order of Coca-Cola from America was for 5 gallons. Successfully smuggled.
- Coca-Cola was certified kosher in 1935. Successfully smuggled.
Jo Brand - Morris Dancing
- Some Morris dancers in East Anglia black-up their faces and wear black boots. One the dancers dresses up as a woman. Found by Jeremy.
- The dancer known as "the squire" is the only one in the group who can speak about Morris dancing in public. Found by Alan.
- Morris dancing appears in the work of Terry Pratchett. Found by Alan.
- There is a Morris dance called the "Rapper Morris dance" which is very gymnastic and difficult to perform. Successfully smuggled.
- "The bagman" is the Morris dancer who looks after the money. Successfully smuggled.
Clive Anderson - Carrots
- Carrots were not orange before the 16th century. They were made orange but Dutch farmers in honour of the royal house of Orange. Found by Jeremy.
- In the wild, rabbits never eat carrots. Found by Jo.
- It is said that Greek soldiers in the Trojan Horse ate carrots to control their bowel movements. Found by Jo.
- In Scotland, the Sunday before Michaelmas is known as "Carrot Sunday" because women gave their husbands carrots as a fertility symbol. Successfully smuggled.
- The longest carrot in the world was 16 feet and 10.5 inches long. Successfully smuggled.
- Jeremy Hardy: 6 points
- Alan Davies: 5 points
- Clive Anderson and Jo Brand: -1 point
- Monday 30th April 2007
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|David Mitchell||Host / Presenter|