Series 7, Episode 4
Marcus Brigstocke - Dieting
- A goat can consume between 20 and 6,000 calories a day. Found by Jack. Accidentally included by Marcus.
- The blue whale eats about 1,500,000 calories a day. Found by Alan.
- Maggie the elephant in Alaska zoo was given a treadmill to lose weight. Found by Alan.
- Adolf Hitler was plagued by flatulence. Found by Lucy.
- If you diet on holiday you are three times more likely to argue. Successfully smuggled.
- A couple from Yorkshire whose surname is "Coke" named their daughter "Diot". This was in 1379. Successfully smuggled.
Lucy Porter - Snakes
- Some snakes can take three days to copulate. Found by Marcus.
- Snakes have 600 pairs of ribs each. Found by Alan.
- In snakes with two penises, the right-hand one tends to be the most dominant. Found by Marcus.
- Jack Nicholson has a dead rattlesnake embedded in the clear plastic in his toilet seat. Successfully smuggled.
- Vets at London zoo once fitted a snake with a glass eye. Successfully smuggled.
Alan Davies - Eyes
- An ostrich's brain is smaller than its eyeballs. Found by Marcus.
- The early 3D movie House of Wax was directed by Andre du Toth, who never appreciated the effect because he was blind in one eye. Successfully smuggled.
- Pirates believed that piercing their ears and wearing earrings improved their eyesight. Successfully smuggled.
- In Germany it was widely believed that wearing a bat's left eye as a talisman made you invisible. Successfully smuggled.
- The architects who designed St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square for Ivan the Terrible had their eyes gorged out so that they could never look at a building more beautiful. Successfully smuggled.
Jack Dee - Cutlery
- The Queen prepares her dogs own food. Found by Lucy.
- In 17th century England forks were considered an insult to God, who had given us fingers to eat with. Successfully smuggled.
- Until the late 19th century British sailors were forbidden to use forks as they were considered unmanly and harmful to discipline. Successfully smuggled.
- In Elizabethan England spoons were so rare that people carried their own folding spoons to banquets. Successfully smuggled.
- In 2006, a woman in a restaurant in Sydney, Australia, accidentally swallowed a spoon while laughing at a joke. Successfully smuggled.
- Monday 25th April 2011
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|David Mitchell||Host / Presenter|