Sep 11, 2013

13 Animated Gifs of Amazing Animal Facts

 

QI (Quite Interesting) is a British comedy panel game television quiz show created and co-produced by John Lloyd, hosted by Stephen Fry, and featuring permanent panelist Alan Davies. Most of the questions are extremely obscure, making it unlikely that the correct answer will be given. To compensate, points are awarded not only for right answers, but also for interesting ones, regardless of whether they are right or even relate to the original question.

The QI Elves is Stephen’s nickname for the 14 people (5 permanent) who research, write and produce QI in all its guises – television, radio, books, games, apps and internet thingies. You can find them on twitter @qikipedia, where they have a staggering 472,000+ followers.

Last week the QI Elves did a wildly popular AMA on Reddit, which they followed up by sharing a series of 13 fascinating facts about animals as animated gifs. The quirky facts were brought to life by artist Michael Whaite (@MrWahite on Twitter), whose amazing animated gifs have been featured before on the Sifter.

 

1.

elephants can't jump science facts animated gifs

Artwork by Michael Whaite | @MrWhaite
Courtesy of QI.com

 

 

2.

cat faster than usain bolt science facts animated gifs

Artwork by Michael Whaite | @MrWhaite
Courtesy of QI.com

 

 

3.

wombat poo cubes science facts animated gifs

Artwork by Michael Whaite | @MrWhaite
Courtesy of QI.com

 

 

4.

hippos use sweat as suncreen

Artwork by Michael Whaite | @MrWhaite
Courtesy of QI.com

 

 

5.

moose can feel fly on antlers science facts animated gifs

Artwork by Michael Whaite | @MrWhaite
Courtesy of QI.com

 

 

6.

rattlesnake rhumba science facts animated gifs

Artwork by Michael Whaite | @MrWhaite
Courtesy of QI.com

 

 

7.

giraffe can lick inside its own ears

Artwork by Michael Whaite | @MrWhaite
Courtesy of QI.com

 

 

8.

praying mantis ear between legs science facts animated gifs

Artwork by Michael Whaite | @MrWhaite
Courtesy of QI.com

 

 

9.

platypus fake bill science facts animated gifs

Artwork by Michael Whaite | @MrWhaite
Courtesy of QI.com

 

 

10.

octopus have blue blood science facts animated gifs

Artwork by Michael Whaite | @MrWhaite
Courtesy of QI.com

 

 

11.

turn shark on back and it goes into trance science facts animated gifs

Artwork by Michael Whaite | @MrWhaite
Courtesy of QI.com

 

 

12.

male lions sleep 20 hours a day science facts animated gifs

Artwork by Michael Whaite | @MrWhaite
Courtesy of QI.com

 

 

13.

squirrels kiss to identify each other science facts animated gifs

Artwork by Michael Whaite | @MrWhaite
Courtesy of QI.com

 

 

Sources

- The QI Elves on Reddit
- The QI Universe
- QI Elves bios
- Artwork and animation by Michael Whaite
- The QI Elves @qikipedia on Twitter
- Wikipedia: QI

 

 

 

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