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Ellie
656250.  Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:46 am Reply with quote

There's a bird of prey called a hobby, isn't there?

(scuttles off to google it...)

 
Dix
656255.  Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:59 am Reply with quote

Ellie wrote:
There's a bird of prey called a hobby, isn't there?

(scuttles off to google it...)


No need to google. It already has been in QI, I think the same episode that had the "bearded tit" joke. It's the Subbuteo the game was named after when "Hobby" was rejected as a name.

 
Ellie
656258.  Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:03 am Reply with quote

Oh yeeeah! Now you mention it I remember that.

(QI on the hobby (bird): it's the allocated bird of prey for the Young Man, according for the book of St Albans. They're not widely used for falconry though; confusion apparently arose from the French "faucon hobereau", meaning "country squire".)

 
gerontius grumpus
659857.  Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:44 pm Reply with quote

The specific name for the hobby is subbuteo which might suggest that it resembles a small buzzard (Buteo buteo). In fact the hobby is much more like a small peregrine falcon.

 
Sadurian Mike
669646.  Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:36 pm Reply with quote

soup wrote:
Can I add myself to the "Golf is a waste of a good walk" group?

Join the club....

 
Zebra57
669673.  Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:50 pm Reply with quote

Tegestology is a QI hobby. Its associated pastime is equally enjoyable. As tegestology is the hobby of collecting beer mats one can appreciate the side benefits of this activity.

 

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