Series 6, Episode 3
Rhod Gilbert - Spiders
- If a spider weaved silk across a railway track it would delay a train. Found by Tom. Accidentally included by Rhod.
- If a spider's thread was as thick as a pencil it could stop a Boeing 747 in full flight. Found by Tom.
- Jumping spiders can reach a height of 22,000 feet because they live in the Himalayas. Found by Tom.
- Dr. Thomas Muffet was an Elizabethan entomologist. Some believe that one of his two daughters was the original Little Miss Muffet. Successfully smuggled.
- The fangs of the Venezuelan goliath bird-eating tarantula are used as toothpicks by local tribes. Successfully smuggled.
- Harrison Ford has a spider named after him. Successfully smuggled.
Tom Wrigglesworth - Mushrooms
- The Egyptians believed that mushrooms were the sons of gods sent to Earth by lightning bolts. Found by Rhod.
- Mushrooms are used to make fake vomit in movies. It is mixed with stuffing and cream. Found by Rhod.
- You can hear lady-in-the-veil mushrooms grow in China. Found by Rhod.
- The first submarine, The Turtle used glow-in-the-dark mushrooms to provide light, because using candles used up oxygen. The mushroom idea was suggested by Benjamin Franklin during the American War of Independence. Found by Rhod.
- The largest living thing is a mushroom. It is 3.5 miles across and covers approximately 2,200 acres. Successfully smuggled.
Lucy Porter - Eggs
- St. Kevin held open his hand for a blackbird to lay an egg. He kept it open until the egg hatched. Found by Rhod.
- Kiwis lay eggs ten times bigger than those of a hen. Found by Tom.
- Clowns copyright their face make-up by painting it on an egg. When the clown dies the egg is smashed. Found by Tom.
- Queen Victoria ate her eggs from a golden eggcup with a gold spoon. Successfully smuggled.
-All the female human eggs needed to produce the next generation of humans could be contained within the shell of a chicken's egg. Successfully smuggled.
Kevin Bridges - Edinburgh
- Edinburgh zoo was home to Britain's only polar bear. Found by Tom.
- Researchers at the University of Edinburgh claim to be able to turn peanut butter into diamonds. This is because they are both made out of carbon. Found by Rhod.
- Edinburgh has four universities and ten colleges. Successfully smuggled.
- Edinburgh once gave the freedom of the city to a dog. The dog was Greyfriars Bobby, who famously sat by the grave of his dead owner and never left his side for 14 years. Successfully smuggled.
- In the 1700s as the result of a local butcher's dog going mad, Edinburgh magistrates ordered the slaughter of all dogs. Successfully smuggled.
- Tom Wrigglesworth: 4 points
- Rhod Gilbert and Kevin Bridges: -1 point
- Lucy Porter: -3 points
- Monday 11th October 2010
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|David Mitchell||Host / Presenter|