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I don't know how many of these "Facts" are actually true as I have not done the research myself, please take up any issues with the makers of QI (a British TV show).


(This one can be confirmed) There are 5.88 popes per Sq Mile of the Vatican and 2.27 popes per Sq Km

1 pope / area of Vatican

1 / 0.44 = 2027        1/ / 0.17 = 5.88


1) Women buy 80% of everything that is for sale.

2) Nelson Mandela was not removed from the US terror watch list until 2008.

3) In ancient Greek the word "idiot" meant anyone who was not a politician. (how things have changed)

4) Jimmy Carter once sent a jacket to the cleaner's with the nuclear detonation codes still in the pocket.

5) The last private resident of 10 Downing Street was a Mr Chicken.

6) The Shortest war ever fought was between Britain and Zanzibar on August 27, 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

7) Michael J Fox's middle name is Andrew.

8) Until 1913, children in America could legally be sent by parcel post.

9) Heroin was originally marketed as cough medicine.

10) The Nazis made it illegal on pain of death for apes to give the Heil Hitler salute (Whats a human again?)


Hope you enjoyed. :)

Edited by dooker15
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