Series A, Episode 9 - Antelopes
- A "Bongo" is type of antelope.
- The bongo player in T. Rex was called Steve Peregrin Took.
- In South Africa, the pastime of Bokdrol Spoeg involves spitting the dung of Kudu, a type of antelope.
- Alexander the Great was short, left-handed, epileptic, Albanian and bisexual. He introduced the banana, crucifixion, sugar, cotton and the ring-necked parakeet to Europe. He washed his hair in saffron, was embalmed in honey when he died, and was taught by Aristotle.
- Aristotle claimed that files have four legs and mucus was brain matter.
- "Auricle" is another name for the ear.
- Vincent Van Gogh, after cutting off half of his ear, presented to the prostitute who had spurned his love for her.
- Snakes do not have ears.
- The okapi can clean its own ear with its tongue.
- The "Ear-like growths" discovered by Galileo were the rings of Saturn.
- The first King of England was Athelstan, who reigned between 924-939. (Forfeit: Alfred the Great)
- Aristotle claimed hedgehogs made love face-to-face, with the female lying on her back. (Forfeit: Very carefully)
- The most dangerous animal in history is the mosquito, killing around half the people who have ever lived.
- The Lords of Shouting are angels who sing to God every morning, according to Judaism.
- Samson's hair was cut off by a servant of Delilah. (Forfeit: Delilah)
This episode is also known as "Africa".
- Thursday 6th November 2003
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Stephen Fry||Host / Presenter|
|Alan Davies||Regular Panellist|
|Phil Clarke||Executive Producer|
|Jonathan Paul Green||Production Designer|
|Adam Jacot de Boinod||Researcher|