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Lloyd, John 1951-

Overview
Works: 132 works in 434 publications in 15 languages and 8,299 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Humor  Biography  Case studies  Anecdotes  Trivia and miscellanea  Television comedies  Drama  History  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Producer, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: AG195, 031.02
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Most widely held works about John Lloyd
 
Most widely held works by John Lloyd
The book of general ignorance by John Lloyd( Book )

62 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a compendium of popular misconceptions, misunderstandings and common mistakes based on "common knowledge," culled from the fields of history, science, literature, and biography
The book of animal ignorance by John Lloyd( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fun, fact-filled bestiary. Arranged alphabetically from aardvark to worm, here are one hundred of the most interesting members of the animal kingdom explained, dissected, and illustrated, with the trademark wit and wisdom of John Lloyd and John Mitchinson. Did you know that: when a young albatross takes wing, it may stay aloft for ten years; octopuses are dexterous enough to unscrew tops from jars; spider silk is so light that a strand long enough to circle the world would weigh as much as a bar of soap? Marvel at elephants that walk on tiptoe, pigs that shine in the dark, and woodpeckers that have ears on the ends of their tongues. If you still think a pangolin is a musical instrument, that hyenas are dogs, or that sheep are pointless and stupid, this book has arrived just in time.--From publisher description
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people? : smart quotes for dumb times( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lively, wonderfully enjoyable anthology of hundreds of quotes, this collection gathers a universe of star-studded blurbs from the likes of Henry James, Nancy Reagan, Steve Martin, and many others
The deeper meaning of liff by Douglas Adams( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Does the sensation of Tingrith(1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny(2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck(3) without causing a Toronto(4)? Will you suffer from Kettering(5) this summer? Probably. You are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didn{u2019}t know that there are words for them. Well, in fact, there aren{u2019}t - or rather there weren{u2019}t, until Douglas Adams and John Lloyd decided to plug these egregious linguistic lacunae(6). They quickly realized that just as there are an awful lot of experiences that no one has a name for, so there are an awful lot of names for places you will never need to go to. What a waste. As responsible citizens of a small and crowded world, we must all learn the virtues of recycling(7) and put old, worn-out but still serviceable names to exciting, vibrant, new uses. This is the book that does that for you: The Deeper Meaning of Liff{u2014}a whole new solution to the problem of Great Wakering(8)."--Publisher's description
1,339 quite interesting facts to make your jaw drop by John Lloyd( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of mind-boggling morsels of trivia-- informative, hilarious, sometimes arcane or utterly useless, but always entertaining
1,227 quite interesting facts to blow your socks off by John Lloyd( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did you know? Cows moo in regional accents. The international dialing code for Russia is 007. The water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body. Pants are responsible for twice as many accidents as chain saws. Saddam Hussein's bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker. Heroin was originally sold as cough medicine. 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off is a trove of the strangest, funniest, and most improbable tidbits of knowledge--all painstakingly researched and distilled to a brilliant and shocking clarity
The second book of general ignorance : everything you think you know is (still) wrong by John Lloyd( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... [A] new collection of 187 simple, perfectly obvious questions you'll be certain you know the answers to."--Page [2] of jacket
The book of the dead : lives of the justly famous and the undeservedly obscure by John Lloyd( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the lives of dead men and women the authors consider interesting; grouped by theme
The meaning of liff by Douglas Adams( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humoristisk volapyk-ordbog over fænomener der ikke i forvejen har navn
1,411 quite interesting facts to knock you sideways by John Lloyd( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of wide-ranging nuggets of trivia, such as: Did you know that orchids can get jet lag? Frank Sinatra took a shower 12 times a day. Traffic lights existed before cars did. And much more
The second book of general ignorance by John Lloyd( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who made the first aeroplane flight? How many legs does an octopus have? How much water should you drink every day? What is the chance of tossing a coin and it landing on heads? What happens if you leave a tooth in a glass of coke overnight? This title presents a collection of the most fascinating and mind-bending facts
Black Adder : the complete collector's set( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The many generations of the Blackadder family: one Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias the Black Adder), the Elizabethan bastard Lord Edmund, the Regency-era Edmund (valet & butler to the Prince Regent), and Captain Blackadder, fighting a losing battle in WWI
The QI book of the dead by John Lloyd( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The QI Book of the Dead is a book about life. Around 90 billion people have existed since the human race began. From this huge number, the QI team selected 600 of the finest examples of our species and researched them in depth, distilling this immense banquet of life into an exquisite tasting menu of six-dozen crisp, racy mini-biographies, where the internationally and immortally famous rub shoulders with the undeservedly and (until now) permanently obscure. The object is to learn something about what it means to be alive and how we can make the most of the time we have. "The QI Book of the Dead" compares and contrasts the different ways individual human beings cope (or fail to cope) with the curves that the uncaring universe throws at us. Collected into themed chapters with thought-provoking titles such as 'There's Nothing Like a Bad Start in Life', 'Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone' and 'Is That All There Is?' here is a chance to share the secrets of the Dead, to celebrate their wisdom and to learn from their mistakes
1,227 QI facts to blow your socks off by John Lloyd( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

QI is the smartest comedy show on British television, but few people know that we're also a major legal hit in Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Africa and an illegal one on BitTorrent. We also write books and newspaper columns; run a thriving website, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed; and produce an iPhone App and a sister Radio 4 programme. At the core of what we do is the astonishing fact - painstakingly researched and distilled to a brilliant and shocking clarity. In Einstein's words: 'Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.' Did you know that: cows moo in regional accents; the entire internet weighs less than a grain of sand; the dialing code from Britain to Russia is 007; potatoes have more chromosomes than human beings; the London Underground has made more money from its famous map than it has from running trains; Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTin is pronounced 'Chin chin' and means penis; the water in the mouth of a blue whale weighs more than its body; Scotland has twice as many pandas as Conservative MP's; Saddam's bunker was designed by the grandson of the woman who built Hitler's bunker; Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981, it is explicitly illegal in Britain to use a machinegun to kill a hedgehog. 1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off will make you look at the universe (and your socks) in an alarming new way
1,234 quite interesting facts to leave you speechless by John Lloyd( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New York Times best-selling authors of the Quite Interesting series have made you see sideways, knocked your socks off, and left your jaw on the floor. Now John Lloyd, John Mitchinson, and James Harkin are back to offer even more--1,234, to be exact-shocking, enlightening, downright--fun facts that will leave you speechless...and pantomiming for more,"--Amazon.com
Black Adder's Christmas carol( Visual )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blackadders enliven Dickens' tale of redemption by stuffing it with horrid people, bottom jokes, and other muck
1,411 QI facts to knock you sideways : a quite interesting book by John Lloyd( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced banter by John Lloyd( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afterliff by John Lloyd( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

QI : the second book of general ignorance by John Lloyd( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who made the first aeroplane flight? How many legs does an octopus have? How much water should you drink every day? What is the chance of tossing a coin and it landing on heads? What happens if you leave a tooth in a glass of coke overnight? What is house dust mostly made from? What colour are oranges? Who in the world is most likely to kill you? What was the first dishwasher built to do? John Lloyd and John Mitchinson, the brains behind QI, here present a wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating and mind-bending facts, taking on the popular General Ignorance round from BBC1's top rated quiz and the first book in the bestselling series. And whatever your answers to the questions above, you can be sure that everything you think you know is wrong
 
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The book of general ignorance
Alternative Names
John Hardress Wilfred Lloyd

John Hardress Wilfred Lloyd scrittore e produttore televisivo britannico

John Lloyd britischer Autor und Produzent

John Lloyd schrijver

Lloyd J. 1951-

Lloyd, John Hardress Wilfred 1951-

Loids, Džons 1951-

Джон Ллойд

Џон Лојд британски телевизиски продуцент

ג'ון לויד סופר בריטי

جان لوید

로이드, 존 1951-

ジョン・ロイド

ロイド, ジョン

約翰·洛依德 (電視節目製作人)

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The book of animal ignoranceIf ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people? : smart quotes for dumb timesThe deeper meaning of liffThe second book of general ignorance : everything you think you know is (still) wrongThe book of the dead : lives of the justly famous and the undeservedly obscureThe meaning of liffThe second book of general ignoranceBlack Adder : the complete collector's set