Series D, Episode 1 - Danger
- A list of unusual dangers:
- According to the United Nations, you are three times more likely to die at work than you are at war.
- The most dangerous job in the USA is a lumberjack. The most dangerous job in the world is said to be an Alaskan crab fisherman.
- The most dangerous military stratagem was created by King Goujian of Yue (Vietnam) in 496 B.C., which involved putting convicted criminals on the front line and ordering them to cut their own heads off to frighten the enemy.
- The most dangerous sport in the world is flying kites during Basant in Pakistan, itself the most dangerous country in the world. The object of the game is to cut the strings, which are filled with shards of glass and metal. As a result, people often get garrotted. It can now only be played for 15 days of the year.
- The most dangerous manager in the world was tightrope walker Charles Blondin's.
- The first person to ever go over Niagara Falls in barrel was Annie Edison Taylor.
- The most dangerous sporting activity for women is cheerleading.
- The bungee strap, used in bungee jumping, was invented in Britain. You can suffer from detached retinas and detached breast tissue (if done in the nude).
- Poor air quality causes deep vein thrombosis on aeroplanes. (Forfeit: Sitting down for too long)
- You should have 4-7 hours sleep every night.
- Seismologists use the Moment Magnitude Scale (MMS) to measure earthquakes. (Forfeit: The Richter Scale)
- The most dangerous earthquake in the USA since European settlement was either the New Madrid, Missouri earthquake (1811-12) or the Prince William Sound, Alaska earthquake (1964). (Forfeit: San Francisco 1906)
- Friday 29th September 2006
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Stephen Fry||Host / Presenter|
|Alan Davies||Regular Panellist|
|John Mitchinson||Question Writer|
|Piers Fletcher||Question Writer|
|Lorraine Heggessey||Executive Producer|
|Katie Taylor||Executive Producer|
|Jonathan Paul Green||Production Designer|