QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Sandi Toksvig. Copyright: TalkbackThames.

QI

BBC Two and BBC One panel show focusing on quite interesting facts. 233 episodes (pilot + 16 series), 2003 - 2018. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

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Series D, Episode 3 is repeated on Dave today at 2:20am.

QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Aisling Bea, Sandi Toksvig, Ross Noble, Corey Taylor. Copyright: TalkbackThames.

Series N, Episode 3 - Nosey Noisy

With Aisling Bea, Ross Noble, and Slipknot singer Corey Taylor.

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Themes

- The buzzers are the panellists favourite sounds. Aisling's buzzer is of a baby giggling, although not her own as she is not a mother. Ross's buzzer is of his two daughters quoting Indiana Jones, with his youngest daughter Willow mispronouncing the letter "s" as "r" so "I hate snakes" becomes "I hate rakes", and eldest daughter Elfie saying: "I am Mola Ram!" Corey's buzzer is of a Slipknot track. Alan's buzzer is the klaxon. (Forfeit: Klaxon)

Topics

- The loudest thing anyone has ever shouted is the word: "Quiet!" Anneliese Flanagan, a primary school teacher from Belfast, is in the Guinness Book of Records for having the loudest voice. In 1994 she entered a shouting competition and her record has never been broken. She logged 121 decibels, which is exactly the same as a chainsaw, or 32 times louder than a vacuum cleaner, and she can shout twice as loud as the human pain threshold.

- XL Tangent: Aisling went to see the film "Magic Mike" in the cinema. At the start of the film the title character gets on his knees and slides down a catwalk, so on the giant cinema screen his crotch comes flying towards the audience. When Aisling saw this she shrieked, which she claims is the loudest noise she has ever made. Luckily for her, the film was not shown in 3D.

- Tangent: In comparison to Flanagan's shouting and the chainsaw, a Slipknot concert is quieter, as they top out at 109db.

- Tangent: The record for the loudest burp is currently being fought out between two men. The original record holder was set by Paul Hunn of Essex at 109.9db in February 2016. Immediately after this Neville Sharp of Humptydoo, Australia broke the record. Ross saw Sharp on Australian TV trying to burp, but he needed a build up and thus couldn't burp on demand, so many people doubted Sharp's claims. The day after Sharp broke Hunn's record, Hunn came back with a burp of 117.9db, which is louder than a Deep Purple concert in 1972, which broke the record for the world's loudest band and left three audience members unconscious. The record for the loudest band has since been broken by Mot

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 4th November 2016
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Sandi Toksvig Host / Presenter
    Alan Davies Regular Panellist
    Guest cast
    Ross Noble Guest
    Aisling Bea Guest
    Corey Taylor Guest
    Writing team
    Anna Ptaszynski Question Writer
    Production team
    Ian Lorimer Director
    John Lloyd (as John Lloyd CBE) Series Producer
    Piers Fletcher Producer
    Sohail Shah Executive Producer
    Nick King Editor
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
    Howard Goodall Composer

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    Cracking your knuckles

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