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NotChrisTarrant · 12/11/2019 13:40

Rather importantly, I’ve been named Christmas Quiz Master 2019.

This is a ridiculous tradition in our family to have the most bonkers quiz, names go in the hat for Quiz Master and this year I lost won!

So can you please share the most useless piece of information /fact you know?

I will beat the bastards this year. It’s my year!

Last year my sister had a quiz which consisted of us having to name that tune.... after she played it on a bleeding recorder. It was terrible and fantastic - yes there was lots of wine.

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ScreamingCosArgosHaveNoRavens · 12/11/2019 17:30

there are only two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order

Someone once told me this, but I thought they were just being facetious. Grin

User1924 · 12/11/2019 17:34

When a lemon shark is turned on it back, it will remain in a state of paralysis for an average of fifteen minutes before it recovers.

TheRobinIsBobbingAlong · 12/11/2019 17:35

When you blush the lining of your stomach goes red too.

The little plastic or metal bit at the end of a shoelace is called an aglet.

The vertical indentation in the middle of your upper lip is called your philtrum.

User1924 · 12/11/2019 17:36

Mary Queen of Scots, was a remarkable specimen of humanity. She was 5'11" in height when the average woman was around 4'11

CharityConundrum · 12/11/2019 17:43

There are people who can lick their elbows.
The horse statue thing isn't true - pretty sure it was QI that explained that one.
The thing about sneezing can't be true as it dates back to before we would have been able to measure the minuscule differences in your heart rate.

TheTrollFairy · 12/11/2019 17:44

Im sure I saw a video on Facebook the other day of someone licking their elbow.

donttellmetwice · 12/11/2019 17:50

What is the name given to the way parents talk to their babies? Parentese

Shannith · 12/11/2019 17:53

It can't be an alglet at the end of a shoelace - it's a flooglebinder.

Though that could be a question I suppose. In what film is an aglet referred to as a flooglebinder.

A group of domesticated turkeys is called a rather of turkeys.

Shannith · 12/11/2019 17:56

Or given my spelling, a thingy that goes on the end of a shoelace.

Dilkhush · 12/11/2019 17:57

That Bernadette Soubirous was believed when she said she'd seen a vision at Lourdes because she reported the lady saying, "I am the Immaculate Conception."
It was considered that, as a semi-illiterate peasant child who spoke Occitan, she would not have known that Mary was conceived immaculately, not Jesus as most people thought (and still think).

TheTrollFairy · 12/11/2019 17:58

King Henry’s first wife (Catherine) was married to his brother first.
King Henry’s second wife (Anne) was the cousin of his 5th wife (also Catherine).
King Henry’s last wife (Also Catherine, and the only one to survive after him) had previously been in a relationship with King Henry’s 3rd wife (Jane) brother

Dilkhush · 12/11/2019 17:58

Cleave is the only word in English with two diametrically opposed meanings.

ThePolishWombat · 12/11/2019 18:00

The knees on an elephant’s front legs bend backwards instead of forwards like humans’ (and every other 4-legged mammals’). Their knees on their back legs bend the normal way though.

MongerTruffle · 12/11/2019 18:05

rugbychick1 C6H12O6 is the formula for glucose. There are many other carbohydrates, which all have different molecular formulae.

ForalltheSaints · 12/11/2019 18:16

When Ed Balls was on Strictly, the football team he was chairman of did not win a single match.

AdaColeman · 12/11/2019 18:17

Anne of Cleves also outlived Henry VIII, and died in 1557, ten years after Henry. Catherine Parr went on to marry Thomas Seymour but died in childbirth in 1548.

Birdgirl67 · 12/11/2019 18:18

Some species of fly only live for 2 days

nonevernotever · 12/11/2019 18:25

Elephants are the only mammals with four knees.

What was Napoleon Bonaparte famously scared of? Cats

Arrange Attilla the Hun, Lord Nelson, Paul Simon, Charlotte Bronte Mary Queen of Scots and Daniel Radcliffe in order of height

Shortest to tallest: Charlotte Bronte 4'7, Attilla less than 4'11, Paul Simon: 5’3” Nelson 5'4 Daniel Radcliffe: 5’5”, Mary at 5'11

notacooldad · 12/11/2019 18:31

6."I Am" is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
I thought it was ' no' How often is the sag advice if ' No is s complete senrence' dished out on here!!!🤣🤣🤣

notacooldad · 12/11/2019 18:38

Where is the tallest mountain in the world?
Answer. Near Hawaii
Mauna Kea is over 3/4 of a mile taller than Everest but a lot of it is below sea level.

Sweetchicken · 12/11/2019 18:40

Who designed Marmites 100 year commemoration t shirt?

Vivienne Westwood!

MyOtherLifeIsAFairytale · 12/11/2019 18:40

Which animal can breathe through its butt? (Turtles)

WorraLiberty · 12/11/2019 18:43

Wombat poo is cubic, not because the wombat has a square-shaped anus, but because it has a very long and slow digestive process, typically 14 to 18 days, which allows the digestive matter to become extremely dry and compacted. ... It produces cubic poo as a result of its diet and long digestion.

CharityConundrum · 12/11/2019 18:50

Wombats also have really tough bum-bones so that if they are being chased, they can stop suddenly, often in their burrows, and whatever is chasing them will smash their head into their super-tough arse!

justchecking1 · 12/11/2019 18:50

There are only two countries that start with A bit do not end with A.

Afghanistan and Azerbaijan

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