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Lloyd, John 1951-

Overview
Works: 105 works in 274 publications in 11 languages and 6,260 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  History  Drama  Television comedies  Humor  Anecdotes  Parodies, imitations, etc  Television programs  Fiction  Dictionaries 
Roles: Producer, Compiler
Classifications: AG195, 001.96
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Lloyd
The book of general ignorance by John Lloyd ( Book )
41 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,281 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 )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 962 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 by John Lloyd ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 578 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 second book of general ignorance : everything you think you know is (still) wrong by John Lloyd ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"...[A] new collection of 187 simple, perfectly obvious questions you'll be certain you know the answers to."--P. [2] of jacket
The deeper meaning of liff by Douglas Adams ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 384 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't know that there are words for them. Well, in fact, there aren't'or rather there weren'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'a whole new solution to the problem of Great Wakering(8) 1'The feeling of aluminum foil against your fillings. 2'The way people stand when examining other people's bookshelves. 3'A plastic packet containing shampoo, mustard, etc., which is impossible to open except by biting off the corners. 4'Generic term for anything that comes out in a gush, despite all your efforts to let it out carefully, e.g., flour into a white sauce, ketchup onto fish, a dog into the yard, and another naughty meaning that we can't put on the cover. 5'The marks left on your bottom and thighs after you've been sitting sunbathing in a wicker chair. 6'God knows what this means 7'For instance, some of this book was first published in Britain twenty-six years ago. 8'Look it up yourself. From the Trade Paperback edition
1,227 quite interesting facts to blow your socks off by John Lloyd ( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 329 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 book of the dead : lives of the justly famous and the undeservedly obscure by John Lloyd ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 297 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 )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humoristisk volapyk-ordbog over fænomener der ikke i forvejen har navn
Black Adder the complete collector's set ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 156 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 )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 119 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
Black Adder the complete collector's set ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during the reign of fictitious King Richard IV (1485-1498), these are the wickedly funny misadventures of the terminally treacherous, Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh (alias the Black Adder)
Black Adder III ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of a BBC television series set in 18th century England, which features the comic adventures of Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince of Wales
Black Adder II ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of a BBC television series set in 16th century England, which features the comic adventures of Lord Edmund Blackadder, member of the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Blackadder, the cavalier years is set in 1648, when King Charles was in flight from the wrath of Cromwell and his Roundheads
1,227 QI facts to blow your socks off ( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 101 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
Black Adder's Christmas carol ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Blackadders enliven Dickens' tale of redemption by stuffing it with horrid people, bottom jokes, and other muck
The book of general ignorance 2 : don't you know anything? by John Lloyd ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
QI : the second book of general ignorance by John Lloyd ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The QI pocket book of animals by John Lloyd ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advanced banter : the QI book of quotations by John Lloyd ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
QI : the book of general ignorance by John Lloyd ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presented in handy pocket-size, this title catalogues the various misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge' that can make you wonder why anyone bothers going to school
 
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Alternative Names
Lloyd, John Hardress Wilfred 1951- Vollstaendiger Name
Loids, Džons, 1951-
ロイド, ジョン
Languages
English (120)
German (7)
Spanish (7)
Turkish (4)
Italian (4)
Russian (4)
Swedish (3)
Danish (2)
Dutch (1)
Thai (1)
Czech (1)
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