Series D, Episode 4 - Dictionaries
- This is one of two "General" shows in Series D, covering a wide range of different topics beginning with "D". The other is "Doves".
- People who write dictionaries like to start with the letter "M". (Forfeit: A)
- The Long Years of Obscurity is a three volume book about the history of Didcot.
- The Bubi people of Bioko cannot talk in the dark because their talking is mostly gesture. They cannot see what they are saying.
- Prince Charles owns Dartmoor Prison, as he occupies the Duchy of Cornwall.
- If the Queen was to knight Alan, or anyone else, she would say nothing. (Forfeit: "Arise, Sir Alan")
- Raindrops are spherical in shape. Correction: While smaller raindrops do remain spherical as they fall, larger ones are distorted by aerodynamic drag, being flatter at the bottom and rounder at the top. Sometimes they break up into smaller droplets. (Forfeit: Pear-shaped)
- The world's biggest drip is a stalactite in Gruta Rei do Mato, Brazil.
- The world's biggest crashing bore is found in the tidal bore in the Qiantang River, China.
- The biggest floater under the sun is Saturn. Saturn's density is less than water, so it could float.
- There are fewer plants than you would think. Around every plant has been counted four times.
- There were several sides during the Battle of Culloden. There were more Scots in the army that fought against Bonnie Prince Charlie than in the force fighting for him.
- Dolphins do not drink. They get all their water from their food. As a result, they cannot tell the difference between hunger and thrust. Correction: While dolphins cannot drink seawater, they do drink milk when they are young like all other mammals.
- Friday 13th October 2006
- BBC Four
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Stephen Fry||Host / Presenter|
|Alan Davies||Regular Panellist|
|Lorraine Heggessey||Executive Producer|
|Katie Taylor||Executive Producer|
|Jonathan Paul Green||Production Designer|