Series D - Descendants
- The set is covered with stuffed models of Pudsey Bear, the Children in Need mascot. Being American, Rich Hall was not aware that Pudsey is supposed to have one eye covered so he took the blindfold off the Pudsey in front of him and tied the hands of the model behind its back.
- Pudsey Bear started the show sitting in Alan's seat and tested Alan's buzzer at the start of the show. However, Alan soon came on the set and threw Pudsey out.
- Babies have more bones than adults (94 more), which later fuse together. They also do not have kneecaps because they are made out of cartilage.
- The body part with the most bones is the foot, with 52.
- The paradoxical frog grunts like a pig and has children three times bigger than the adult.
- Barbie could have become US President if she was eligible. She is also a trained scientist and has larger breasts than you might imagine. Her maiden name is "Roberts" (named after Barbara Millicent Roberts), she has over a billion pairs of shoes and is only 11 inches tall. (Forfeit: Margaret Thatcher)
- Spiderman, Superman and Wonder Woman have all helped to fight real crime. A Spiderman comic inspired a judge to invent the electronic tagging device. A radio episode of Superman where he fought the Ku Klux Klan caused the application rate for the organisation to fall to zero. The creator of Wonder Woman invented the lie detector.
- Roald Dahl co-invented the Wade-Dahl-Till valve, used by people who suffer from water on the brain.
- The Oompa-Loompas were originally black, because they were from Africa. (Forfeit: Orange)
- In one episode of The Clangers called "Chicken", one of actors says (via swanee whistle): "Oh sod it, the bloody thing's stuck again."
- Bill and Ben, the Flowerpot Men, speak in a language called "Oddle Poddle". (Forfeit: Flobbadob) Correction: This is a correct fact previously mentioned in Series B. Fry reads out a letter from Silas Hawkins, son of voice actor Peter Hawkins that reads: "The fart-in-the-bath story was trotted out last year in an episode of Stephen Fry's otherwise admirable quiz show QI. It (the story) first appeared some twenty years ago in a newspaper article, to which my father immediately wrote a rebuttal. It was obviously ferreted out by some BBC researcher for QI. It may be quite interesting, but in this case, it simply isn't true."
- The most listened to tune in the world is The Gran Vals by Francisco Tárrega, better known as 'The Nokia Tune'. (Forfeit: Crazy Frog)
- Ferns are poisonous, carcinogenic, the second oldest plant on Earth (after moss) and pollinate by flinging their seeds.
- Terry Wogan is descended from the Welsh. (Forfeit: Ireland)
Correction: In 2012 the record was broken by American swimmer Michael Phelps with a 53 yard putt.
- 0% of the money donated to Children in Need goes to administration costs.
Scores (given in millions)
- Friday 10th November 2006
- BBC Four
- 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|