Today I learned about the fate of Concubine Qi at the hands of Lu Zhu. Regarded as the most beautiful woman in China, 'she had Qi's limbs chopped off, eyes gouged out, ears sliced off, forced her to drink a potion that made her mute, and thrown into a latrine. She called Qi a "human swine". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
Today I learned about Bai Qi, a general of 300BC China, who was known as the human butcher. He began his career by slaughtering 240 000 enemy soldiers, then drowned 100 000 more in a flood, and lastly burying alive 400 000 more. He died when the king forced him to commit suicide because he didn't want to fight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bai…
After the Battle of Changping in 206 BC, the victorious general Bai Qi from the State of Qin ordered over 450,000 captured soldiers from the State of Zhao be buried alive, from fear of revolt. Emperor Xuanzong later built a temple over a collection of some of the human remains. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Today I learned of Consort Qi, a Chinese concubine that bore the Emperor a son he favored over his/the Empress’ son. The Empress responded by torturing Qi, chopping her limbs off, gouging her eyes out, cutting off all her facial features, and locking her in a pigsty until she died - dubbing her the human swine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Today I learned about Consort Qi, a concubine of the Han Chinese Emperor Gaozu. For bearing the Emperor a second son, a rival to her own, Empress LΓΌ Zhi gouged out Consort Qi's eyes, chopped off her limbs, nose, and tongue, then locked her in a pigsty calling her "The Human Swine" (人彘). She survived for days en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
At four letters, 'Ia io' is tied with 'Yi qi' for the shortest existing (and shortest possible) scientific name of any animal. It's also one of very few scientific names composed solely of vowels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The game Stratego has its roots in China. It is partly based on the early 20th Century game L'Attaque which in turn is based on Chinese Jungle chess (Duo shou qi) and Army Chess (Lu Zhan Jun Qi).These games have similarities; ranked pieces, special movement, etc. Even the board looks alike. ultraboardgames.com/strat…
Today I learned of Yi qi, a tiny species of gliding dinosaur that lived in what is now modern-day China. Most unique were its long fingers which were connected with membrane to form large bat-like wings, which gave it the appearance of a tiny dragon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_…
In Taoism, β€œsingle cultivation” occurs when a man masturbates, and instead of ejaculating his β€œjing,” his maleness is converted to β€œqi” (energy), and then absorbed into the spine and turned into β€œshen” (spiritual power). complex.com/pop-culture/2…
Emperor Wenxuan of Northern Qi made condemned prisoners strap on bamboo mats as wings, and forced them to jump from a tower. They were all killed, and "the emperor contemplated the spectacle with enjoyment and much laughter." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
If you eat only rabbit, you will die of malnutrition. Rabbit is high enough in protein and low enough in fat and vitamins that it will cause liver and kidney damage in a short amount of time. Source: QI youtube.com/watch?v=XC2RY…
60% of the facts from season 1 of QI are now false. This is known as the half life of facts. youtube.com/watch?v=1QQSD…
There are two words in the English language that do indeed rhyme with purple. [QI] youtube.com/watch?v=t-dLu…
The first rap song was an accident; QI hosted by Stephen Fry claims that the first "rap" song was produced in 1972 an Italian comedian making fun of Italians that bought American records without understanding the lyrics. youtu.be/0PzNDMCT0rg?t=19…
Whilst watching QI that whiskey was invented by the Chinese en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QI_…
Stephen Fry, host of QI, attempted suicide in 2012. theguardian.com/culture/2…
If you put a Siamese Cat in the fridge, it will turn a blackish color instead of being white. QI SeasonH-Ep. 8 daysontheclaise.blogspot.…
The most commonly played word in Scrabble tournaments is "Qi". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The spanish inquisition always gave 30 days notice! (QI) youtu.be/o85NK1EEnMY
Chinese folklore has zombies, called Jiang Shi, that move by hopping due to rigor mortis, and absorb victims' life force (qi) as opposed to eat them v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMz…
A dog has the same ecological footprint as two Toyota landcruisers [QI Video] youtube.com/watch?v=AkIwX…
QI was to be hosted by Monty Python's Michael Palin, with Fry and Davis leading a clever and a daft team respectively. Palin declined and Fry became host. That's why Davis is the only constant panelist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QI#…
In the first Qi Gong tournament in China (in 1999), TRIAL competitions involved throwing a needle throw a pane of glass youtube.com/watch?v=dMY2N…
There used to be a writing system used exclusively by women in China (QI) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C…

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