Series C, Episode 6 - Cockneys
- Any flamencos (dancers, answers) given in Pyong (yang, slang) score Barney (Rubble, double).
- Each panel is given a cut-out of a catfish and some stickers. They have to places the stickers where they think the catfish has taste buds. The answer (with points given to Rory) is that it has taste buds all over its body. A catfish is basically a swimming tongue.
- The original purpose of cockney rhyming slang was for criminals to disguise what they were saying from policemen. The word "Cockney" means a "Cock's egg" - i.e. something you cannot trust, like an egg laid by a cockerel.
- In the Cherokee language, "Cherokee" is pronounced "ah-ni-yv-wi-ya". The Cherokee, like other languages such as Chinese, cannot pronounce "Ch".
- Giant sequoias have bark four feet thick, but have tiny seeds. Therefore, they need forest fires to clear all over trees and to burst the seed shells in order to grow.
- Everyone uses coal to brush their teeth. Coal is used in nylon, which is used to make the bristles in toothbrushes. (Forfeit: No)
- Nylon was originally called "No Run". The name was given by its inventor Wallace Carothers, working for DuPont. (Forfeit: New York & London)
- Quite interesting information on Chelmsford:
- Barbara Streisand, and for that matter everyone in the world, has eaten their moustache and pooed it out. When people are babies in the womb, they are covered in hair called "Lanugo", which is then shed, eaten, and become the baby's first stool.
- If Stephen was to strip Alan and cover him with gold paint, Alan would become very hot because he could not sweat. (Forfeit: He'd die)
- Humans have between nine and twenty-one senses. Apart from the five obvious ones, other senses are said to include heat, pain, balance and body awareness (such as closing your eyes, putting your hand out and still being able to tell where it is). (Forfeit: Five)
- According to the Bible, the oldest person is Enoch, because he never died. Instead, God "took him". (Forfeit: Methuselah)
- There can be snowflakes which are identical. About one litre of snow contains a million snowflakes. (Forfeit: No two are identical)
- Hangman William Calcraft should not be confused with William Carstares, the last man in Britain to be tortured by thumbscrews, or with Hollywood entertainer William "Billy" Crystal. Crystal is what snowflakes are made from.
- Friday 28th October 2005
- BBC Four
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Stephen Fry||Host / Presenter|
|Alan Davies||Regular Panellist|
|John Mitchinson||Question Writer|
|Piers Fletcher||Question Writer|
|Jonathan Paul Green||Production Designer|
|Sally Debonnaire||Executive Producer|
|Katie Taylor||Executive Producer|