Series A, Episode 11 - Arts
- Pigeons don't like going to the movies because they see the world ten times faster than humans. To them, a film is a slow slide show.
- It was once believed that a pigeon's arse could be used to suck out the poison from an adder's bite. Pigeons are the only bird that can suck.
- The ant has the largest brain in comparison to its body size of any animal. (Forfeit: Human)
- There are 8,000 species of ant.
- Soldier ants were used by the ancient Indians as stitches in operations.
- In Thailand, red ants are poured into open wounds, because they secrete an acid that acts as an antiseptic and a painkiller.
- A greasy butcher, hog snout, and Gene Pitney are all kinds of apple.
- Apples and a game played with headless goats both originated from Kazakhstan.
- Both Ulysses S. Grant and John Prescott have both been arrested for speeding and have won interesting prizes. Grant won a prize for taming a pony in a circus. As a boy, the Prescott family won second prize for being "The most typical family in Britain" in 1951. However, they should have won first prize because the winning family was found to have been distantly related to the organiser of the competition.
- The largest living thing on Earth is the honey mushroom. (Forfeit: Blue whale; Giant redwood)
- The first man to claim that the Earth goes around the Sun was Aristarchus. (Forfeit: Copernicus)
- Apart from other humans, the animal that kills more human beings than any other is the hippopotamus.
- Tangent: A hippopotamus's breath is so bad that it is used as part of its weaponry. George Washington had hippopotamus false teeth.
- The telephone was invented by Antonio Meucci.
- Turkey eats more apples than any other country in world, with Germany second. The UK is lowest consumer of apples in Europe, but eats more bananas than any other country in the world. The banana is the most traded object in supermarkets.
- Thursday 20th November 2003
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Show past repeats
|Friday 16th July 2010||9:00pm||Dave|
|Friday 22nd April 2011||7:20pm||Dave|
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|Thursday 27th October 2011||10:20pm||Dave|
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|Saturday 7th January 2012||12:00pm||Dave|
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|Saturday 24th March 2012||11:15pm||Dave|
|Sunday 25th March 2012||3:50pm||Dave|
|Wednesday 11th April 2012||7:20pm||Dave|
|Sunday 10th June 2012||11:40am||Dave|
|Friday 27th July 2012||11:20pm||Dave|
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|Saturday 22nd December 2012||2:00pm||Dave|
|Tuesday 5th February 2013||11:20pm||Dave|
|Wednesday 6th February 2013||2:20am||Dave|
|Tuesday 7th May 2013||10:40pm||Dave|
|Wednesday 8th May 2013||1:55am||Dave|
|Sunday 28th July 2013||2:00pm||Dave|
|Sunday 28th July 2013||6:00pm||Dave|
|Saturday 16th November 2013||7:40pm||Dave|
|Sunday 17th November 2013||3:20pm||Dave|
|Tuesday 24th December 2013||4:00pm||Dave|
|Tuesday 24th December 2013||11:40pm||Dave|
|Monday 12th January 2015||11:40pm||Dave|
|Friday 27th March 2015||11:00pm||Dave|
|Friday 17th July 2015||12:20am||Dave|
|Friday 17th July 2015||10:40pm||Dave|
|Tuesday 7th June 2016||2:20am||Dave|
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|Wednesday 3rd August 2016||12:20am||Dave|
|Wednesday 3rd August 2016||9:20pm||Dave|
|Wednesday 16th November 2016||11:20pm||Dave|
|Tuesday 17th January 2017||3:20pm||Dave|
|Tuesday 21st March 2017||12:20am||Dave|
|Wednesday 17th January 2018||11:00pm||Dave|
|Thursday 18th January 2018||1:00am||Dave|
|Wednesday 28th March 2018||1:00am||Dave|
|Tuesday 22nd May 2018||12:00am||Dave|
|Tuesday 22nd May 2018||2:00am||Dave|
|Friday 21st September 2018||1:00am||Dave|
|Monday 28th January 2019||11:40pm||Dave|
|Tuesday 29th January 2019||1:35am||Dave|
Cast & crew
|Stephen Fry||Host / Presenter|
|Alan Davies||Regular Panellist|
|Richard E. Grant||Guest|
|Phil Clarke||Executive Producer|
|Jonathan Paul Green||Production Designer|
|Adam Jacot de Boinod||Researcher|