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37400.  Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:03 pm Reply with quote


QI commissioned for 'D' series. 12 programmes to air in autumn 2006.

BBC nominates QI Series 'C' in two categories for RTS awards.

37406.  Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:16 pm Reply with quote


37416.  Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:43 pm Reply with quote

From this good news can I infer that series E through to 10 via Z have not been commissioned? I shall write to M Grade forthwith.

37426.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:02 am Reply with quote

Excellent, excellent news! Trebles all round.

37436.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:34 am Reply with quote

Cheers! :)

37460.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:48 am Reply with quote

Is there a prize for guessing which categories? I reckon one of them is
Best Use of Make-Up on Children in a Documentary Co-Produced with Bulgarian Radio.

Close ... ?

37462.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:53 am Reply with quote

Best Use of a Concealed Cephalopod, surely?

37471.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:37 am Reply with quote

Woo that's marvellous news!!
If only I could go to a show, according to you have to be 18! =(

37544.  Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:41 pm Reply with quote

I think we can stretch a point, Amie, for loyal posters.

You would have to wear the house moustache, though, plus we wouldn't be able to sell you any cigarettes.

37714.  Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:27 pm Reply with quote

Congrats, dudes. Reminds me of a particularly delightful radio moment a few years ago -

"yers... [xxx - Anne?] ... it's a 26 year project..."


Zaphod Beeblebrox
37868.  Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:04 pm Reply with quote

Woohoo, well done!
Must get to a show if even remotely possible. I own several false beards, I could wear them all if you like. Though of course I'd have to get there first :(

37875.  Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:20 pm Reply with quote

Ciggywink wrote:

"yers... [xxx - Anne?] ... it's a 26 year project..."

We'll probably all get tickets for the 'x' series. X-rays and xylophones are sooooo interesting.

37876.  Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:21 pm Reply with quote

And xenon

37962.  Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:48 pm Reply with quote

the house moustache

Ooo does sound quite fun.

43023.  Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:27 am Reply with quote

This was totally new for me - it's from Nebagram's thread on the Knock Knock forum, and I thought I'd put it here for people who don't read the introductions threads:

43014. Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:00 am Reply with quote Edit/Delete this post Delete this post View IP address of poster
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone, I suppose I'd better share a tittiliating little fact. The width of a rubik's cube is approximately 5cm. If you made enough so that there could be one cube for every possible position on the cube, and then laid them all end-to-end, the line would stretch 228.5... light years. And yet, it is said that any cube problem can be solved in a mere 29 twists.

Even more amazing is the "Professor's cube", a 5x5x5 puzzle. It's about 7cm wide, enough to say roughly 14 in a metre (trust me, precision is hardly necessary here). From wikipedia,

"The present distance (comoving distance) to the edge of the observable Universe is larger, since the Universe has been expanding; it is estimated to be about 78 billion light years (7.8 1010 light years, or 7.4 1023 km)"

So assume for a minute that the observable universe is about 156 billion light years wide. Still, with the amount of positions on the professor's cube, you could fit them end-to-end in the observable universe... roughly 1.36*10^48 times. Just over one trillion trillion trillion trillion universes. And some people can crack that puzzle in under two minutes.

Ever feel like just an insignificant speck?


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