No Such Thing As A Fish announce 10th anniversary tour | ...and share their favourite facts from the podcast © Matt Crockett

No Such Thing As A Fish announce 10th anniversary tour

...and share their favourite facts from the podcast

The No Such Thing As A Fish podcasters have announced a tenth anniversary tour.

And to promote the new dates, James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Dan Schreiber have compiled their favourite of the 30,000 facts they claim to have shared.

They are: 

  • Meerkats can turn their bottoms inside out.
  • The Great Wall of China is held together by sticky rice.
  • Britain exports over 50,000 boomerangs every year to Australia.
  • Before she became famous, Marilyn Monroe was named Artichoke Queen and Miss Cheesecake.
  • Charles Darwin invented the office chair.
  • Harry Houdini's dog was a professional escape artist.
  • From 1841 to 1851, the MP for Thirsk thought he was a bird. He was replaced by a man who was killed by a turnip.
  • The World Chicken Congress has taken place in the cities of Kiev, Turkey and Brest.
  • The maximum PDF file you can send is bigger than Belgium.
  • The word 'wow' was popular in Scotland for 400 years before it caught on in the rest of the English-speaking world.
  • And for a 10th birthday bonus: Blowing out the candles on a cake increases the number of bacteria on it by 1,400 per cent.

The quartet – all researchers on QI – started their podcast in 2014 and now average around a million listens worldwide every week.

Their new tour, Thundernerds, kicks off  in Edinburgh during the Fringe and takes in seven UK venues, including the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London’s West End.

The quartet will also play Ireland, Australia and New Zealand dates.

In a statement, the hosts said: ‘We can’t wait to get on the road again and celebrate a decade of dorkery with our loyal listeners. 

‘It may seem like we’ve been going forever, but Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are still touring after 62 years in the business, and we like to think of ourselves as the Rolling Stones of podcasting, but with more moss.’

» No Such Thing As A Fish UK and Ireland dates.

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Published: 10 May 2024

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