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Book of Animal Ignorance issue

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222495.  Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:15 am Reply with quote

Has anyone else noticed the strange mark covering some of the text on p170 of this book?

I'm pretty sure it's not because my copy's been damaged, but wanted to know if there was a known printing error?

Otherwise, just finished reading it and it's about as good as "General Ignorance", (which I thought was brilliant).

228544.  Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:49 pm Reply with quote

Just checked my copy. The shark page is clear. Sorry, must be yours.

228667.  Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:40 am Reply with quote

Ooh, potential collectors’ edition! Might be worth a fortune!

Ah ... Muffin, is there any particular time of day when you habitually go out and leave your house unlocked? I’ve no special reason for asking, just idle curiosity ...

Prof Wind Up Merchant
228961.  Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:33 pm Reply with quote

Armadillos are very well endowed

228999.  Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:42 am Reply with quote

No mark but i do have at least 4 blank pages

231233.  Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:52 am Reply with quote

I bought mine off, so perhaps their entire supply were these special "collector's edition" versions?

231589.  Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:49 pm Reply with quote

Sorry to burst your bubble but I bought mine off and no issues here.

Prof Wind Up Merchant
246881.  Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:22 pm Reply with quote

Very interesting facts are emerging!

246954.  Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:26 am Reply with quote

my copy has a mark too, but i think what the mark is covering is explained in the illustration. bought my copy from

Last edited by bananana on Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:34 am; edited 1 time in total

Prof Wind Up Merchant
248596.  Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:59 am Reply with quote

Wow I did not know that!

Prof Wind Up Merchant
250174.  Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:55 pm Reply with quote

It has gotten more interesting.

Prof Wind Up Merchant
251330.  Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:33 am Reply with quote

I have finished it. I am concerned all these mistakes people have found on the BoGI, BoAI and QI annual. Sounds like editing problems.

251345.  Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:58 am Reply with quote

Prof Wind Up Merchant wrote:
I have finished it. I am concerned all these mistakes people have found on the BoGI, BoAI and QI annual. Sounds like editing problems.

I think every book is like that, it's just that not every book has an army of pedants scrutinising every letter. :-P

251352.  Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:03 am Reply with quote

I wouldn't say so PWUM. For sure, there are a handful of typos which might have been picked up at the proof reading stage - but so there are in all books of any length. And I'm sure there were rather more that were identified and corrected at that stage.

As for actual wrongnesses, well again all factual books have them - even things like the Encyclopædia Britannica. Take a QI book and count the number of things claimed which turn out not to be so. Then take one of those "trivia" books (I got one for Xmas, purely for comedy value) and do the same. I'd wager a fair amount of money on which exercise would give you a larger number.


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