Andrew Hunter Murray

Andrew Hunter Murray

An improviser – part of the Austentatious – team, Murray is also one of the QI 'elves' adn co-hosts their No Such Thing As A Fish podcast. He is also a writer for Private Eye.
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Another year, another book

No Such Thing As A Fish podcast to pen another Book Of The Year

The No Such Thing As A Fish podcasters are to release a second Book Of The Year.

Following the success of the collection of facts from last year, Penguin Random House have announced that they will be publishing a 2018 edition this October.

The book will be compiled and written by James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Dan Schreiber, all of whom are researchers for QI.

Among the facts already collected are that:

  • Britain’s first robot shop assistant was sacked after a week.
  • Donald Trump claimed the US sells F52 planes to Norway, even though F52 planes only exist in the game Call of Duty.
  • During the Winter Olympics, it was so windy during the Women's Slopestyle Final that every single competitor was blown off her snowboard. 
  • A snail racing competition in Plymouth was postponed because the snails were too 'sluggish' to take part. 

Nigel Wilcockson, the publishing director at Random House who acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights, said:  ‘Last year’s Book of the Year was, in my view, the book of the year. Given the genius that is No Such Thing As A Fish, I can confidently predict that this year’s alI-new edition will follow suit.’

In a pun-addled statement, the No Such Thing As A Fish team said: ‘We were concerned nothing could top 2017 for bizarre news stories, but 2018 has already come up Trumps, with the first four months being unrelentingly Stormy. 

‘We're sure this book will be a Musk read for all fact-fans, so hopefully you'll all be Putin it under your Christmas trees this year. Markle our words, 2018 is set to be the weirdest year since last year.’

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Published: 5 Apr 2018

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