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By John Lloyd, John Mitchinson

1,227 QI proof blew your socks off. 1,339 QI evidence made your jaw drop. Now the QI workforce go back with this year's groaning sack of astonishment. arrange to be knocked sideways...

Orchids can get jetlag. Lizards can't stroll and breathe whilst. There are 177,147 how one can tie a tie. Ladybird orgasms final for half-hour. site visitors lighting existed ahead of vehicles. Sir Bruce Forsyth is 4 months older than sliced bread. The soil on your backyard is two million years old.

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Hang up the phone. 4. Now look for your car keys. ) The lapses of memory that occur after fifty are normal and in some ways beneficial. There are certain things it’s better to forget, like the time Daddy once failed to praise you and now, forty years later, you have to count the tiles in the bathroom—first in multiples of three, then in multiples of five, and so on—until they come out even, or else you can’t get out of the shower. The memory is selective, and sometimes it will select 1956 and 1963 and that’s all.

Socrates. Are you private when you’re in your home? Cloolus. Certainly. Socrates. Is it not true that if you tint your windows or stay home, in some way you are protecting your privacy? Mo-ped. It cannot be otherwise. Cloolus. But Madonna was in her home. Socrates. Yes, but her windows were not tinted with UV 40 Reflecto-coat, nor was she alone. Mo-ped. She was with her baby! Socrates. Therefore, she was not protecting her privacy, and how can one invade what is not protected? Cloolus. I am confused.

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