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With @qikipedia QI Elves @alexbell and @EthanRuparelia for an hour of unmitigated fun at @HarrogateFest this evening
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For an equal diameter, spider silk is stronger than steel and twice as elastic as nylon. Image: Gnissah, CC BY-SA 3.0
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Assuming each vampire feeds once a month, it would take two and a half years years for the whole human population to become vampires.
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Naming a cow can increase the milk yield by 500 pints a year. Image: Martin Vorel (CC0)
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In 2013, an Ohio man was confirmed as legally dead, despite him appearing in court to overturn the decision.
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Introverted Chinese millennials have been known to call themselves jingfen, or ‘spiritually Finnish’.
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But before then it's time for our pre-QI quiz... Question One Which of these animals has the most bones in their neck?
30% Mouse
8% Giraffe
21% Human
41% Sloth
1,253 votes • Final results
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The most popular answer was sloth and that is correct! Humans, mice and giraffes have seven vertebrae in their neck, but sloths can have up to ten.
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Question Two In the 5th century AD, the Catholic Church excommunicated all what?
37% Mime artists
10% Priests
33% People called Julian
20% Women
1,237 votes • Final results
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Twitter's right again! Mime acts had become so lewd that the Catholic Church was left with no choice.
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Question Three In 1995, who did the children of Greenland vote as Santa Claus of the Year?
34% Mr Blobby
26% Nelson Mandela
9% Queen Elizabeth II
31% Sylvester Stallone
1,321 votes • Final results
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It's not Mr Blobby, it's actually Nelson Mandela. You end up typing some really weird sentences in this job.
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and finally... Question Four What was Barack Obama’s mother’s first name?
13% Donald
40% Stanley
24% Raymond
22% Barack
1,189 votes • Final results
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Over 40% of you voted for Stanley and that is the correct answer!
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Right, enough of that silliness for now. We're off to get ready for the brand new episode of QI on BBC Two at 10!
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