17 "QI" Facts About Music (And Some Other Stuff) That Will Blow American Minds

2 February 2015, 13:56 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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By Jacqueline Bowerman

"QI" Fact #2: Snoop Dog Once Tried Hire Actual European Country Liechtenstein For One Entire Day...

BBC America has just announced that, at long last, the long running and much loved British TV show "QI" will be hitting the shores of the US this February. 

For any US natives who are not familiar with the QI concept, basically it's a show all about FACTS. Beautiful FACTs. Most of which, will garner this kind of reception.

Below, 17 of the weirdest pop fact nuggets you most probably DID NOT know, courtesy of the QI research Team over at @QIKIPEDIA.


1. Snoop Dog once tried to hire an actual country.

2. Beyonce is related to a famous late-Romantic composer.


3. You can actually visit a place called Kanye North (but not Kanye West :-()

4. Coldplay are the reason that you are most probably 1 hour late/early for college/school/work once a year. **shakes fist**


5. The first music in space was a rendition of Jingle Bells.


6. Britney Spears' music is currently used to ward off Somali pirates.

7.On Good Friday in 1930, the BBC reported that there was NO NEWS. NO. NEWS.

8. Nietzche on music:

9.  Beethoven was apparently a terrible dancer...

10. COWS are apparently big fans of REM and Lou Reed.

11. ...???


12. France completely wins at Harry Potter.

13. This is probably the most adorable Harry Potter fact ever...


15. A reason to move to Seattle ;)

16. ...


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