Series 2, Episode 6
Lee Mack - Fleas
- There is a type of flea which only lives in German beer mats. Found by Tim.
- Alcohol is illegal in Saudi Arabia. Found by Tim. Accidentally included by Lee.
- In Hawaii the phrase, "Little dancing flee" literally translates as "ukulele". Found by Ed.
- Fleas have killed more people than all wars combined. Found by Ed.
- The cat flea and the dog flea are two entirely different species. Found by Tim.
- Queen Christina of Sweden liked to fire cannonballs from a miniature cannon at fleas. Successfully smuggled.
Tim Vine - Napoleon Bonaparte
- Napoleon was scared of cats. Found by Lee.
- Napoleon drew up his battle plans in a sandpit. Found by Adam.
- We have all heard the phrase: "An army marches on its stomach." Found by Ed. Accidentally included by Tim.
- Due to a competition organised by Napoleon, tinned food was invented. Found by Ed.
- Napoleon came up with the idea of driving on the right hand side of the road in Europe. Found by Ed.
- Napoleon loved the Mona Lisa so much that on coming to power he took it from the Louvre and hung it in his bedroom. Successfully smuggled.
Ed Byrne - Left-handedness
- There has never been a left-handed pope. Found by Lee.
- Around 2,000 left-handed people die every year from incorrectly using items designed by right-handed people. Found by Tim.
- Leonardo da Vinci used to write backwards with his left hand so his notes had to be held up to a mirror in order to read them. Successfully smuggled.
- Left-handed surgeons are more prone to sticking needles into themselves than right-handed surgeons. Successfully smuggled.
- The right testicle of left-handed men hangs lower than the left. Successfully smuggled.
Adam Buxton - Marriage
- Bachelors are three times more likely to suffer mental illness than married men. Found by Tim.
- The fear of marriage is "gamophobia". Found by Ed.
- Wedding rings are worn of the fourth finger of the left hand because the Romans believed it had a nerve that lead directly to the heart. Found by Tim.
- In Utah you are allowed to marry your first cousin, provided you are over 65. Found by Ed.
- In 16th century England the minimum age for getting married was 10. Found by Lee.
- Ed Byrne and Tim Vine: 5 points
- Lee Mack: 0 points
- Adam Buxton: -2 points
- Monday 9th June 2008
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|David Mitchell||Host / Presenter|