Download e-book for iPad: Advanced Banter: The Qi Book of Quotations (QI) by Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, John Mitchinson

By Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, John Mitchinson

The final word compendium of crisp one-liners, knockout jokes, droll asides and common truths accrued through the years through the creators of QI.

'You recognize 'that look' ladies get after they wish intercourse? Me neither.' Steve Martin; 'You can't hinder the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, yet you could hinder them from nesting on your hair.' chinese language proverb; 'The Beatles are loss of life within the unsuitable order.' Victor Lewis-Smith; 'Cauliflower is not anything yet a cabbage with a school education.' Mark Twain; 'Depend at the rabbit's foot should you will, yet bear in mind: it didn't paintings for the rabbit.' R.E. Shay; 'If it weren't for quotations, dialog among gents will be an never-ending sequence of 'what-ho's!' P. G.Wodehouse

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And while Taiwan’s building may have inched its way taller on a technicality, the view of Kuala Lumpur is still better at the Petronas. –353 BCE) For 24 years, Mausolus ruled over the citystate of Halicarnassus in what is now Turkey, and he spent a lot of time building up the city. So, maybe it was only fitting that in his final years Mausolus built a monument to himself. Mausolus’s self-styled memorial wasn’t finished until a few years after his death—with his wife, Artemisia I, carrying on the work.

Not everyone was daunted by Caesar’s recent stumblings, though. Brutus, the most famous of Caesar’s killers, issued his own coins shortly after the assassination. BSUJOµT-BVHI*O _03:: Nicolae Ceausescu (1918–1989) Starting in 1965, Ceausescu was dictator of Romania, and boy did everyone know it. ” Further still, images of him and his wife (the deputy prime minister) adorned postage stamps, and scores of books they allegedly wrote were crammed on bookstore shelves. ” The second-largest building in the world, after the Pentagon, in terms of area, the complex required the razing of a good part of downtown Bucharest in the late 1980s.

S anthem only by default. It has no authorized version and has never been officially sanctioned by either royal decree or an act of Parliament. And get this—it’s also the national anthem of Liechtenstein. _03:: Australia’s Beloved Sheep-Stealing Tune Americans poke fun at themselves for not knowing all the words to the national anthem. But Australians share the same affliction. In fact, “Advance Australia Fair” has two official verses, but the second is usually a mumbled shadow of the first. And maybe it just comes down to the fact that Australians aren’t really all that crazy for their national anthem.

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