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All the ants in the world weigh approximately the same as all the human beings in the world.

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Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labour, exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television.

LEWIS THOMAS (1913-93)


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Oh joy and jubilation. Those jocose jackanapes and jovialists are back with - yes you guessed it - the long-awaited 'J' series of QI.

Prepare yourselves for a new collection of jocular jousts as the teams learn all about the letter 'J'. The first episode sees Bill Bailey, Victoria Coren and Jimmy Carr join Stephen and Alan for a trawl through the world of JARGON. Join us to find out the difference between Jankers and Jiggers, what Stalin had in common with Chuck Berry, and why Sherlock Holmes was never quite as relaxed as Watson.

As usual, each episode will be screened on BBC2 on Friday nights at 10pm, followed by an extra-long repeat the following night on Saturday evenings at 9pm.

Welcome to the next few months' worth of mind-expanding entertainment.


Blue and yellow Swedish QI logo

On 8th September at 21:00, Swedish TV began airing their very own series of QI (or "Intresseklubben" as it's known over there). The Swedish series "A" will air on SVT channel one, the Swedish equivalent of BBC, with the well known comic Johan Wester as program host. You can view the entire first episode by visiting the SVT website.

Anders Lenhoff, Producer of Sweden's QI, says "Let's just say that I thought QI was a totally brilliant idea the moment I heard it; I share John Lloyd's idea that curiosity, seeking of knowledge and entertaining conversation can lead to a better world. Sort of. If nothing else, there is an appalling lack of curiosity, knowledge and entertaining conversation in the world today. Let's try to change that, in our own small way."

You can find out more about the show (assuming you can speak Swedish) on the SVT website, or you can follow Intresseklubben on Twitter or on Facebook.

For those of you unfamiliar with the "tall and fleshy" host, Johan Wester, check out this film of the chat he had with Stephen Fry when Johan visited the set of the UK version of QI (don't worry, it's in English - mostly!)


Here at QI Towers, we won't be satisfied until the message of QI has spread right around the world. To that end, we recently released a US edition of our best-selling Second Book of General Ignorance.

So far it seems to be going down pretty well. Certainly Craig Wilson of USA Today liked it a lot. You can read his full review of the book by following this link.

Any US citizens who are keen to find out what all the fuss is about can find the book on Amazon, though we are duty bound to point out that other booksellers are available.

Any UK completists who just have to have the US edition to sit on their bookshelves alongside the UK version can find a copy on Amazon UK.

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