Series E, Episode 8 - Eyes And Ears
- The panel have to identify an ear spoon, used to remove earwax. Earwax tastes very bitter.
- Q-Tips or cotton buds were invented by Leo Gerstenzang after he noticed his wife using cotton wool on the end of toothpick to clean out their baby's ears. He called them "Baby Gays". Unilever produces 22.5 billion cotton buds a year.
- You can tell your child is yours by looking at the earlobes. Hanging and attached earlobes are inherited from the parents, like eye colour. Hanging lobes dominate attached lobes.
- The best way to date a cod is to kill it and examine the bones in its ear. You can tell the age by a day.
- Elephant in the Room: Elephants have the biggest years of any animal in the world. They however do not improve hearing, but are designed for cooling. They are also used in aggressive displays.
- A bit of rough music would stop you beating your wife because it was a form of community justice practiced in the English countryside. Villagers would bang metal objects at the middle of the night, to drive the criminal out.
- Nothing happens when an earwig gets into your ear. (Forfeit: It bores into your brain)
- It is hard for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle for the simple reason that it is too big. Jesus was being literal when he said it. It was a common phrase at the time, although another expression similar to it at the time was "passing an elephant through the eye of a needle." Similar expressions appear in the Torah and the Koran. Rich people tried to invent get-out clauses when they read this. One example was the idea of a gate. Another was that it was a mistranslation from the Greek for "Rope". (Forfeit: It was a gateway into Jerusalem)
- A four-eyed fish has two eyes divided in two parts. They look upwards all the time. (Forfeit: One)
- Statistically, you are very unlikely to die in a plane crash. The main problem in plane crashes is that, when people are under pressure, they revert to trying to open their seatbelts like they open in a car.
- Most of the actors who played Captain Flint in film adaptations of Treasure Island were parrots, because he is the parrot belonging to Long John Silver.
(Presenter: The Audience)
- 20% of humans have genes for the photic sneeze reflex, causing them to sneeze whenever they stare at the sun.
- Friday 2nd November 2007
- BBC Four
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Stephen Fry||Host / Presenter|
|Alan Davies||Regular Panellist|
|Piers Fletcher||Question Writer|
|Justin Pollard||Question Writer|
|Lorraine Heggessey||Executive Producer|
|Katie Taylor||Executive Producer|
|Jonathan Paul Green||Production Designer|