But then, QI is an intelligent program for intelligent people, preferably with a rather low-brow sense of humour, but that's not really relevant.
Where else would you see people getting laughs out of the triple point of water being 0.01 °C rather than 0 °C.
Reductionist and proud of it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. Clarence Darrow
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Mark Twain