Series 3, Episode 5
Sue Perkins - Henry VIII
- Henry VIII was the first English king to eat turkey at Christmas. Found by Arthur.
- Henry VIII employed a man to wipe his bottom. Found by Arthur.
- When Henry VIII first saw how ugly Anne of Cleves was he asked if his courtiers if they had actually brought him a horse. Found by Sean.
- Henry VIII's codpiece is the largest in the Tower of London. Found by Arthur.
- Henry VIII was the first English king to be addressed as "Your majesty" instead of "Your highness" or "Your grace". Successfully smuggled.
Arthur Smith - Cockroaches
- Cockroaches fart every 15 minutes. Insect flatulence is believed to make a fifth of all emissions on the planet. Found by Sean.
- Female cockroaches prefer males which are bottom of social pecking order. Found by Miranda.
- If a cockroach was human-sized it could run 100m in a second. Successfully smuggled.
- Cockroaches have 18 knees. Successfully smuggled.
- The only vegetable that cockroaches will not eat is the cucumber. Successfully smuggled.
Sean Lock - Dancing
- In the original version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs the wicked queen was forced to dance herself to death in red-hot iron shoes. Found by Sue.
- In Montana it is illegal for a woman to dance on a table unless she is wearing 3lb 2oz of clothing. Found by Arthur.
- Bruce Lee was Hong Kong cha-cha-cha champion in 1958. Successfully smuggled.
- Cows are an essential part of the Moscow State Circus. Successfully smuggled.
- In Colombia, if a guajiro woman is successful in tripping over a man in a ceremonial dance he is obliged to have sex with her. Successfully smuggled.
Miranda Hart - Cricket
- The Admiralty Islanders of the Pacific make their cricket bats out of the wood of a tree grown from the artificial leg of the missionary who first introduced the game. Found by Sue.
- In 1796 a team of one-legged cricketers defeated a team of one-armed cricketers by 103 runs, but the one-armed team were unhappy because the official scorer was one of the one-legged party. Found by Arthur.
- Australian rules football was invented to give Australian cricket players something to due when the cricket season was over. Found by Sean.
- During the Edwardian era, women cricketers played with blue balls for fear that the red ones would over-excite them. Found by Sue.
- Sometimes Prince Philip hides a radio in his top hat when he goes to Ascot so that he can instead listen to the cricket. Successfully smuggled.
- Arthur Smith: 7 points
- Sean Lock: 0 points
- Miranda Hart: -1 point
- Sue Perkins: -4 points
- Monday 20th April 2009
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|David Mitchell||Host / Presenter|