Series A, Episode 2 - Astronomy
- The number of people killed by sharks since records began is equal to just five per cent of the number of toilet-related injuries in the USA in 1996.
- Both tigers and weasels make a "Fuff" sound when they attack.
- Tangent: The national symbol of Croatia is the weasel.
- The best way to escape from a polar bear is to remove one's clothing, piece-by-piece, and leaving it on the ground while backing away.
- An alligator can be rendered helpless by placing a rubber band over its jaws.
- The Earth has two moons. Cruithne is an asteroid sometimes described as Earth's second moon. (Forfeit: One) Correction: Since 2006, Cruithne has been classified not to be a moon. In In Series B it was claimed that the number was between one and five moons. In Series K it was revealed that there are now about 18,000 "mini moons" as defined by NASA.
- 90% of the Universe is unaccounted for; it is believed to be made of dark matter.
- Tangent: Claims that "Ikea" stores have no windows to decrease customers' awareness of the passage of time.
- The colour of the Universe is beige.
- There are eight planets in the Solar System. Pluto does not meet the usual criteria for classification as a planet. (Forfeit: Nine)
- Tangent: William James' exchange with a woman who believed the Earth was balanced on top of a giant turtle, on top of another turtle, and so on into infinity.
- "Krung Thep" is an abbreviation of the proper name for the capital of Thailand. (Forfeit: Bangkok)
- No brides walk down the aisle of a church; they walk down the central passageway. The aisle is down the side of the church.
- The earliest known soup was made from hippopotamus.
- No man-made objects can be seen from the Moon with the naked eye. (Forfeit: Great Wall of China)
- An adder's bite is no more dangerous to that of a wasp. The last recorded death from an adder's bite was that of a 5-year-old girl in 1977.
- Thursday 18th September 2003
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Stephen Fry||Host / Presenter|
|Alan Davies||Regular Panellist|
|Phil Clarke||Executive Producer|
|Jonathan Paul Green||Production Designer|