Quite Interesting

Quite Interesting

@qikipedia

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A Quite Interesting Twitter feed from the team behind the BBC TV show QI. https://t.co/KajPX02jPd https://t.co/e7kKHcHU2N https://t.co/q3qVciWTD7

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Joined on February 27, 2009
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @qikipedia and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

Time between tweets:
2 hours
Average replies
31
Average retweets
123
Average likes
1214
Tweets with photos
11 / 100
Tweets with videos
0 / 100
Tweets with links
0 / 100

Rankings (sorted by number of followers)

16. in country United Kingdom and category Broadcast Show

31. in country United Kingdom and category Entertainment

150. in category Broadcast Show

352. in country United Kingdom

491. in category Entertainment

Edvard Grieg wrote 'In The Hall of the Mountain King' as a satire of terrible music and said he could barely stand to hear it. It is now one of his most played and best remembered pieces.

When Brazilian footballer Hernanes scored against his former club, he described his acrobatic celebration as ‘the saddest backflip of [his] career’.

Physicists think the size of dark matter particles can’t be particularly large partly because they are abundant and move fast, yet nobody has yet been killed by the stuff.

Despite recent sustainability efforts, 84% of the world’s energy needs are met by oil, coal and gas.

Supermarket chain Lidl has a Spotify profile. In 2019 they released an album of ambient supermarket sounds. https://t.co/uDpjU9RV17

The longest recorded bridal train was 8km long.

80% of doughnuts sold in the USA are done so before noon.

Quoted @jimmy_wales

@qikipedia @qikiciting Ohhh, that's a tossup. It's like asking me my favorite food - depends on the day of the week!

An update from the man himself! Looks like 'Inherently Funny Word' is one of several favourite pages https://t.co/HypeLxjPRT

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales’ favourite page on his website contains the word ‘shart’. https://t.co/jcURg8bUBW

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. SAMUEL BUTLER

On exoplanet HD 189733b, winds reach seven times the speed of sound and it rains glass. (Image: NASA, ESA, M. Kornmesser) https://t.co/oUYy5EnIpy

On exoplanet HD 189733b, winds reach seven times the speed of sound and it rains glass. (Image: NASA, ESA, M. Kornmesser) https://t.co/oUYy5EnIpy

A volcanic agate rock has been discovered in Brazil that bears a strong resemblance to Cookie Monster. https://t.co/vrA4l2p7Cw

The University of Exeter is running an experiment to see if viewing virtual landscapes can improve wellbeing. You can take part here: https://t.co/6tWoacaxqc

Why is there oestrogen in our water? Watch the clip to find out, and don't forget to subscribe! https://t.co/dZHfe5Zapz

In 2018, garbage collectors in Turkey started a library of discarded books - rather than putting books in landfills, they retrieve them and add them to the collection.

There are herds of feral emus that wander Texas. https://t.co/dfx5qn9tUs

There are herds of feral emus that wander Texas. https://t.co/dfx5qn9tUs

In Washington state, it is now possible to have your body composted after your death.

In the 1950s, the British Post Office cats received a salary for their mousing services. Adjusted for inflation, they made about £200 per year.

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