Avsnitt 12 - "Birth"

Premiärdatum: 26 december 2004 (BBC 2)

Rich Hall
(vinnare med 7 poäng)
9:e gången
(6:e gången denna säsong)

Mark Steel (2 poäng)
1:a gången

Phill Jupitus (-3 poäng)
3:e gången

Alan Davies (-52 poäng)

Stephen Fry (-56 poäng)

Inför General Ignorance: Davies insists that he will not be humiliated on Christmas, so Fry offers for the two to change place. Davies asks his own set of questions, most of them "just for Stephen Fry". (All Alan's questions still had pictures relating to them on the studio's big screens, indicating that the switch was thoroughly pre-planned. As evidenced by his regular forfeits though, Stephen was still unaware as to what the questions would be.)
Davies insisterar på att han inte vill bli förödmjukad på julafton så inför 'General Ignorance' erbjuder Fry sig att byta plats med Alan. Davies frågar sin egen uppsättning av frågor, de flesta av dem "bara för Stephen Fry". (Alla Alan frågor hade stillbilder som rör dem på studions stora skärmar, vilket indikerar att brytaren var grundligt förväg planerad. Som framgår av hans regelbundna längre kan var dock Stephen fortfarande omedvetna om vad frågorna skulle vara.)

  • As well as being the gas that inflates balloons , helium alters the timbre of the voice and the sound travels faster through helium. (felaktigt: Makes It Go Up)

  • The link between Santa Claus and Emperor Penguins is that they " come once a year".

  • People who smoke shorten their life expectancy by 5 years, while cutting off the testicles adds 13 years.

  • Italian barbers did castrations , but as the practice was illegal, they explained it as an accident; Castrati are people that sing in a high pitch because they have been castrated.

  • There were no animals present at birth of Jesus. In 1223, St. Francis of Assisi first came up with the idea that Jesus was in a crib. (Forfeits: Donkey, Camel, Cow, Sheep)

  • The Bible does not state that there were three Wise Men (or kings), they were priests , it just said that there were three gifts. It doesn't even say there were three of them or even if they were male.

  • The name of Herod's wife was Doris. (felaktigt: Mrs Herod)

  • In the Middle Ages , the church simultaneously recognised Saint Anne (Jesus' grandmother) had seven different heads. (felaktigt: One)

  • Water bears can die and come back to life after three days of being dead.

  • The coldest place in the universe is in Louisiana – scientists at LSU took the temperature down to a fraction above absolute zero.

  • Thomas Sørensen plays in goal for Aston Villa.

  • Mozart's middle name was Wolfgang. (felaktigt: Amadeus)

  • There are six different states of matter (Solid , Liquid , Gas , Plasma , Bose–Einstein condensate and Fermionic condensate). (felaktigt: Four)

  • In the Northern Hemisphere , water drains in whichever direction you choose.

  • When penguins in the Falkland Islands see jets they move away from the noise. (felaktigt: Fall Over)

  • No animals are sacred in India (felaktigt: Cow). The word "sacred" is a Christian word that doesn't really apply to India, and even if it did, it would not apply to cows. There are no cow deities, statues, icons; and no temples to cows.

Inget avslutningsord denna vecka.

  • Moresco
    • Namnet på kastraten i fråga är faktiskt Alessandro "Moreschi".

  • Theophophilis
    • Alan, i sin tur ger en extra stavelse till namnet som med rätta borde vara "Theophilis".