Series 7, Episode 6
Rhod Gilbert - Badgers
- The bone in a badger's penis was used as a tiepin during Victorian times. They were commonly given as wedding gifts. Found by Tony.
- Badger meat was commonly eaten during World War Two. It is still eaten today in Russia. Found by Arthur.
- Badger mating lasts on average 90 minutes, although it can last as little as a couple of minutes. Found by Charlie.
- Badger sets have on-suite bathrooms. Successfully smuggled.
- In 2007 British troops were to have rumoured to have released man-eating badgers to fight off terrorists in Iraq. The rumour was quashed, and the badgers in question were local vicious honey badgers. Successfully smuggled.
Arthur Smith - Ears
- "Tutting ear" is an insult in Italy meaning "you are a homosexual and should wear an earring". Found by Tony.
- A Chinese man discovered that he could blow up balloons and blow out candles using air that was coming out of his ears. Found by Rhod.
- Beavers have closable ears. Found by Charlie.
- Of the 7.5 million people in Britain who use TV subtitles, 6 million have no hearing impairment. According to Ofcom, many people use subtitles to keep up with complicated plots and unfamiliar accents in American TV dramas. Found by Charlie.
- Woodpeckers have an ear at the end of their tongue. Successfully smuggled.
Tony Hawks - Divorce
- Divorced people smell, as does everyone. Found by Charlie, accidentally include by Tony.
- A divorced man from New Jersey divided his home between himself and his ex-wife literally by taking a chainsaw and cutting the house in two. Found by Arthur.
- Cher's parents divorced and married each other three times. Found by Arthur.
- A 28-year-old Indonesian man married no fewer than 121 women over 7 years. In litigation he claimed to have divorced 93 of them. He was jailed for 7 years. Found by Rhod.
- A Californian couple, Mr. and Mrs. Ballard, divorced while they were sky diving together. Found by Arthur.
- Not providing coffee can be grounds for a woman to separate from her husband in Saudi Arabia. Successfully smuggled.
Charlie Brooker - Ice Cream
- Margaret Thatcher helped to develop Mr Whippy ice cream. It contains more air than normal ice cream, so you use fewer ingredients and thus reduce costs. Found by Rhod.
- Ice cream sundaes as so called because you could serve them on a Sunday, as they did not use soda. Found by Rhod.
- Nero ordered slaves to bring him buckets of snow from mountains which would then flavour and consume. Successfully smuggled.
- There is a horse flesh flavoured ice cream. Successfully smuggled.
- In Kansas it is illegal for eateries to serve ice cream on cherry pie. Successfully smuggled.
- Monday 9th May 2011
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|David Mitchell||Host / Presenter|