QI | What Was The Worst Ever Opening Day?

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    This clip is from QI Series O, Episode 10, 'Origins and Openings' with Sandi Toksvig, Alan Davies, Susan Calman, Rich Hall and Josh Widdicombe.

erik arzenšek
erik arzenšek

I guess the oppening day of the Somme was quite bad

Vor 4 Stunden
john morgan
john morgan

Wonder how many times someone's done a one-man show and offered the audience member money to leave?

Vor 21 Stunde
Christian Sørensen
Christian Sørensen

No doves at 2020 Olympics... that was a technically correct prediction.

Vor 10 Tage
Phillip F
Phillip F

"What's the worst thing that can happen when you open something?"" Who else thought of making a Pandora's Box reference? (Klaxon be damned. :p )

Vor 11 Tage
The Confused Llama
The Confused Llama

"What's the worst thing that can happen when you open something?" Someone gets pregnant

Vor 13 Tage
Googol
Googol

BBC loves to laugh at animal agony

Vor 13 Tage
Carthage
Carthage

Disney's early casting for the live action Jungle Book clearly didn't go so well.

Vor 17 Tage
Kromaatikse
Kromaatikse

The opening day of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway had a decidedly sour note, what with William Huskisson MP getting run over and killed. Eventually, railways worked out that it was on the whole safer to keep passengers (and other members of the public) off the tracks unless inside a train.

Vor 19 Tage
Scribble Bee
Scribble Bee

Little did they know...there would be no 2020 Olympics

Vor 23 Tage
Simon
Simon

Are doves not instinctively afraid of fire like most living creatures? 🚩

Vor 24 Tage
Peter Schexnayder
Peter Schexnayder

I definitely thought the doves would be defecating on the crowd, but roasting is a better story, honestly.

Vor 27 Tage
K Chara
K Chara

You didn't event mention the opening of the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

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DrewSavo
DrewSavo

I heard a story about a stage show once that had a truly baffling opening night: as the curtains rose the lead actor got shot by his wife, who was bitter because he was trying to divorce her, and for 15 minutes the audience sat watching his corpse as they thought it was part of the show. It wasn’t until a stray spotlight passed over the body hanging over the front of the stage that one of the people on the front row saw the massive pool of blood forming on the floor and raised the alarm.

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Davo Hunter
Davo Hunter

36 people would help if they left

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Jim Glass
Jim Glass

Biden fan club

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JackDManheim
JackDManheim

some Korean BBQ for you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dgXRXVScFM

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contrabardus
contrabardus

That's easy. January 1 2020.

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Harry Betteridge
Harry Betteridge

Was the mishap with the kangaroos the reason they put David Attenborough in charge of BBC2 because he know how to work with animals.

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Maria Leshchinskaya
Maria Leshchinskaya

This is the most hilarious piece of QI I’ve seen! The kangaroo story made me laugh out loud!

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Tipsy Panda
Tipsy Panda

I'm going to assume the $5 entry to disneyland was in today's money and not in 1955 money, because that's almost $50 today.. and Disneyland only charged $1 ($9.70) for entry back then.

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Nilguiri
Nilguiri

So, is that Sandi outro going to be there permanently now? It was getting really old a year ago!

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FormulaFish15
FormulaFish15

And here I was waiting for a store to burn down on opening day

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Michael Sander
Michael Sander

The first ticket to Disneyland was $1. So maybe the ladder story is the equivalent of what $5 would be in 2020 or maybe it is bs.

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Michael Sander
Michael Sander

@Love Forsberg It might have been because they shut down entrance into the park. If they closed the front gate then it wouldn't matter what the price of admission was, because you couldn't enter. BUT then Mr. $5 ladder comes along and gives you a new way into the park. A sub way.

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Love Forsberg
Love Forsberg

I'm guessing the price was more for line skipping than saving a buck.

Vor 16 Tage
Liam O'Hagan
Liam O'Hagan

The end of Raiders of the Lost Ark would count as a bad opening day perhaps.

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Andy Strachan
Andy Strachan

What's the worst ever opening day? Probably the Battle of the Somme 🤷‍♂️

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Gaelen de Klerk
Gaelen de Klerk

I really wish people would leave animals out of their entertainment :'(

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madgrinchhatter
madgrinchhatter

“There will be no doves at Tokyo 2020” There will be no anything at Tokyo 2020 🙁

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TcheQ _
TcheQ _

The opening of the Inaugural World Scrabble Championship in 1991 found the players seated and ready to play, with no tiles. When they did arrive, the tiles were provided in velvet bags - the bags were destroyed within the first days' play

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LIM PEH KA LI KONG
LIM PEH KA LI KONG

The first concert KISS did was in front of a crowd of three.

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Deco Dolly
Deco Dolly

If there are only three people, can that actually be called a "crowd"?

Vor 22 Tage
Kevin
Kevin

Please allow subtitles. Thank you.

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minimoog
minimoog

This is what it sounds like When Doves fry Thank you very much, I'll be here all week. Try the steak.

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Grunthos The Flatulent
Grunthos The Flatulent

You should be on the stage. There's one leaving in five minutes

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Tomáš Daněk
Tomáš Daněk

Is it only me or is it now like Sandi waiting for an answer 10 seconds, then just explaining all by herself? I mean, I like her very much, but this is simply less entertaining for me. I miss Stephen...

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Peter Clarke
Peter Clarke

I hope the chap in the lift with the kangeroos going berserk decided "fuck it, so it's a fight you want, is it?! Have at you!!!" and went down in style.

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Rhodri
Rhodri

No Mention of the Disneyland Railway Wreck where the conductor just ran away never to be seen again before anyone could identify who was driving?

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Rebecca Gibbs
Rebecca Gibbs

Please change the end credits with sandy getting mad we haven't picked something. When I have videos queued up I have to watch her get mad at me and I feel like I'm being scolded by my favourite teacher LOL

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Valerie Pallaoro
Valerie Pallaoro

Just saying the same thing to myself.

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David Price
David Price

I feel sorry for the people stuck in the lift with the kangaroos. Roos can do a lot of damage.

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petethebastard
petethebastard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Harbour_Bridge#Opening

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fisher king
fisher king

That's just a minor disturbance

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Jade Stevenson
Jade Stevenson

There will be no doves in Tokyo Olympics 2020 2020: what is the Olympics....its been cancelled haven't you heard

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Grunthos The Flatulent
Grunthos The Flatulent

Postponed, not cancelled. It will be on in 2021

Vor 29 Tage
Jade Stevenson
Jade Stevenson

@gwishart it was meant to be sarcastic

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gwishart
gwishart

Funnily enough, no, when this episode was recorded in late 2017, they hadn't heard that the 2020 Olympics had been cancelled.

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Zoltán Pósfai
Zoltán Pósfai

*George* : "Hey, Bob! What happened to you? Got into a pub fight?" *Bob* : "No. Only some word fighting, and they want to send me to a mental hospital now." *George* : "What?!? What happened?" *Bob* : "I've just went to cash in on my insurance policy. Instead of writing me a cheque they tried to get me into a straitjacket." *George* : "Bloody insurance companies! How did that happen?" *Bob* : "So... I was going through the administration steps and everything went fine while we registered my data, until we got to the case," Bob sighs trembling. *George* : "Go on, mate!" *Bob* : "I had to describe with my own words how I got my injuries. I told them I got into a lift alone with two kangaroos and suddenly everything went dark. When I woke up they were gone, I was beaten up, a lady was putting ice in my head, and said that the kangaroos are fine but don't want to work for the BBC any more."

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Jonathon Clark-Hansen
Jonathon Clark-Hansen

Someone's ball sack wrote a play?

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fisher king
fisher king

Bit childish isn't it

Vor Monat
Mister Ree
Mister Ree

Tokyo 2020 XD

Vor Monat
JONATHAN SUTCLIFFE
JONATHAN SUTCLIFFE

QI | What Was The Worst Ever Opening Day? 2249PM 19/10/20 ERM... MY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION...

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Aname Aname
Aname Aname

🤜🏻👍🤛🏻♡♡♡

Vor Monat
Gabe Angel
Gabe Angel

The Olympic doves getting bbq-ed it almost as good as the time when the pope released a symbolic dove and a crow immediately swooped down and killed it! There’s a problem with using actual sentient creatures as symbols of important things really isn’t there!

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Fiyaaah
Fiyaaah

Surely it has to be a software launch. Those never go right on the first day.

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cybergeek11235
cybergeek11235

Wouldn't have been much of I fight, I'd wager - feel like a tiger would utterly wreck a panther. Tigers are freakin' *massive*.

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c smeetz
c smeetz

With the added problem that there is no single species of animal called a panther. QI really should know this.

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fisher king
fisher king

I thought exactly the same thing. A tiger would have a panther for breakfast and ask what's for lunch?

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Joseph Simpson
Joseph Simpson

For more details on the Disneyland debacle: _https://youtu.be/knI0CzhkeXo_ For more details on OTHER Disneyland debacles: _https://youtu.be/8p6fCCkkhy4_

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Jon Reid
Jon Reid

why does the audience laugh when she says birds were incinerated?

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Seb Esky
Seb Esky

Is there an episode of Stephen Fry as a guest?

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Wolfgang Faust
Wolfgang Faust

Not yet, but one can hope...

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Aname Aname
Aname Aname

Fabulous!!♡♡♡

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E W
E W

There was a special where they switched name tags and Alan was quizmaster. He directed loads of questions at Stephen as payback! Not sure what it was called though...

Vor Monat
T Lac
T Lac

Ask Pandora

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fisher king
fisher king

Ooh nice one

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Peter Cadman
Peter Cadman

The opening of the snowdon mountain railway, locomotive no. 1 toppled over and fell down the mountain

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Valerie Pallaoro
Valerie Pallaoro

ahhhhhh that's hilarious. Thanks

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Saphira1001fanfic
Saphira1001fanfic

Disneyland opening day I think the water did not work either.

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wheelsongenius
wheelsongenius

"All major theme parks have delays. When they opened Disneyland in 1956, nothing worked!" "Yeah, but, John, if The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists."

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Musings of a Minority
Musings of a Minority

But the Tigers might have a showdown with the Panthers. Like Rex and Raptors.

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wich
wich

Fancy seeing you here

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Johny the BFG
Johny the BFG

The Disneyland opening day was a

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muskatDR
muskatDR

"Shere Khan has broken loose! Good thing Bagheera is here to stop him"

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Shawn Reynolds
Shawn Reynolds

Rossini's Barber of Seville opening night, a rival composer paid the audience to boo, jeer, and sabotage the performance so that it would be a disaster. Guitar strings broke in mid song, a trap door sprung open and caused an actor to fall through and get a bloody nose that they couldn't get stopped throughout the entire performance and a cat wandered on stage and started meowing off key and they did not seem to be able to chase it off. The audience began imitating the cat so the end of the First Act had the entire audience meowing off key. The rest of the performance that evening was canceled due to " illness."

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ChrisC
ChrisC

To be fair, had the cat meowed on key it would have been nothing short of miraculous.

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Shawn Reynolds
Shawn Reynolds

On the 2nd night, Rossini was home in bed pretending to be sick. The second night audience was a regular audience not paid off. They thought the Opera was so good they were so thrilled they wanted to congratulate Rossini since he wasn't there at the theater they went looking for him. Rossini was awakened by a knock on the door telling him that a riot was out looking for him. Rossini ran for his life in the audience found him I believe hiding under a stack of hay. The audience picked him up and carried him off but did not tell the poor guy what their intentions were so he must have been in a full-blown panic. The audience carried him through the streets to a restaurant stood him up in front of them gave him a standing ovation for a number of minutes and then bought him an expensive dinner.

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Shawn Reynolds
Shawn Reynolds

Stravinsky's Rite of Spring had an absolute riot on opening night.

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Alex Barron
Alex Barron

Even more than usual, this was an immensely entertaining clip.

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Valerie Pallaoro
Valerie Pallaoro

I wanted it to go on longer, very entertaining, indeed.

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Evil Lyn
Evil Lyn

I think Disneyland won the prize for a no good, terrible, very bad opening day.

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New Message
New Message

The opening day of wabbit season has never gone well for Elmer Fudd.

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Grunthos The Flatulent
Grunthos The Flatulent

@New Message Wabbit season

Vor 29 Tage
Grunthos The Flatulent
Grunthos The Flatulent

Or Daffy Duck

Vor 29 Tage
New Message
New Message

@umchoyka Rabbit season!

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umchoyka
umchoyka

I think you'll find that it was in fact duck season

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Joseph Bleasdale
Joseph Bleasdale

The Disneyland opening day is legendary. Apparently they only laid the tarmac that day because they were inviting a few dignitaries, celebrities and media folk to look around the park, and the proper public opening wasn’t due for weeks, but obviously the public didn’t get that memo and thought the grand opening was that day. The rides hadn’t been tested properly for that capacity and broke really quickly, with some parents apparently throwing their children to get to the front of queues. It was also during a heatwave with temperatures reaching about 40, and because the drinks ran out almost instantly, loads of people passed out with heatstroke.

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Zarkow
Zarkow

Send the police and start shooting.

Vor 23 Tage
MrSkinnyWhale
MrSkinnyWhale

What a shit show, wish I was there :(

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Marius Malmstrøm
Marius Malmstrøm

@Rocket forthree Let me tell you, a day at a Disney park in 40C is quite the challenge even today with enough to drink and working toilets, trust me, I've been in that situation, we were in Disney World during the summer from the opening and to the closing of the park.

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Rocket forthree
Rocket forthree

If I remember correctly, the water fountains also didn't work and the bathrooms were closed? That combined with the 40C / 100F weather was terrible.

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Surfer Rosa
Surfer Rosa

Fun times

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Husamuddin Alramaidh
Husamuddin Alramaidh

"There will be no doves at the Tokyo 2020" Covid: Hold my beer.

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Freaky Leek
Freaky Leek

Well please come on, who's bright idea was it to put Kangaroos in a lift?

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Vic Lange
Vic Lange

Do you think the stairs would have gone better?

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Callum Westlake
Callum Westlake

Well to be fair they only expected to be in there for like a minute

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Bowie Twombly
Bowie Twombly

No one mentioned Stravinsky's Rite of Spring? It literally caused a riot! Talk about a rough opening night

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Caleb Shockency
Caleb Shockency

Are you saying it was a...Riot of Spring?

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Root Potato
Root Potato

Who would win in a sumo match between Sandi Toxic and Susan Calamari?

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Grunthos The Flatulent
Grunthos The Flatulent

@TheZapan99 oh dear. That's a very unpleasant mental picture

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TheZapan99
TheZapan99

We all know why there is no lesbian sumo league.

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Todd Crabtree
Todd Crabtree

I'd have to think the Hindenburg's Opening Day is the worst.

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gwishart
gwishart

The Hinenberg's opening day went really well, it didn't crash until nearly three months after it's first passenger voyage.

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fisher king
fisher king

I don't think that's the kind of opening they meant 😆

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andrew7taylor
andrew7taylor

@002DrEvil The Titanic had an absolutely phenomenal opening day. And a second. And a third. It was the evening of the fourth day when the bad things happened.

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002DrEvil
002DrEvil

The Titanic had a particularly bad opening day too.

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Barbara Joseph-Adam
Barbara Joseph-Adam

Really? Didn’t it went down with a bang? Yes, yes. I’ll show myself out.

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Zelnyair
Zelnyair

Doctor Who aired its first episode on November 22nd 1963. It got overshadowed by the John F. Kennedy assassination, so they had to air the episode again a few days later. Does that count as a bad opening, in a way?

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Spartan Worrior
Spartan Worrior

Something tells me Tokyo 2020 open ceremony might be the worst

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zingzangspillip1
zingzangspillip1

For starters, it started incredibly late!

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Ninjer89
Ninjer89

why is that guy looking so bored?

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TheZapan99
TheZapan99

That's Rich Hall, he's the real life inspiration for the character of Moe in the Simpsons, and is actually at his giddiness maximum this clip.

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durvsh
durvsh

It is always nice to see Rich Hall

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techno156
techno156

That dove story sounds both horrifying and hilarious.

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DJ Samson
DJ Samson

Check out Internet Historians video on the Olympics. It's Hilarious.

Vor 11 Tage
Samira Peri
Samira Peri

Also sounds like doves aren't very smart.

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Blade SinclaiR
Blade SinclaiR

@Protector one no way! You're a legend for finding that

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Protector one
Protector one

You can see at least one of them smoking on the left side of the dish…

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Protector one
Protector one

Whoop, there it is… https://youtu.be/NxxbLJp_qLs

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Wouter10123
Wouter10123

> "There will be no doves at the Tokyo 2020 [Olympics]" There will be no Tokyo 2020 [Olympics].

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kisbie
kisbie

@Gryph Lane Should they go ahead, I believe the Tokyo Olympics (and the Euro football Championships) will still both be called ‘2020’ as it would be too expensive now to change all the stuff that’s already been branded. So, one for QI in a couple of hundred years time when everyone’s forgotten that they were postponed.

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Caleb
Caleb

T_T

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Pieterjanvdhd
Pieterjanvdhd

@Gryph Lane Depending on how it goes maybe even 2022

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Gryph Lane
Gryph Lane

There will be Tokyo 2020... in 2021.

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Esquilax
Esquilax

@Robin Caster it was broadcast a couple of years ago

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André Corazza Miguens
André Corazza Miguens

Just imagine trying to explain to people that you're afraid of elevators because of Kangaroos and not sounding utterly insane

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Michaela
Michaela

@RKBock Bob Mortimer and Kevin Bridges, both absolutely insane and absolutely hilarious.

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Herman Von Petri
Herman Von Petri

@RKBock Bob Mortimer! Completely bonkers yet also simultaneously genius.

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RKBock
RKBock

@andrew7taylor damn! that's who I was trying to reference and apparently I got it wrong... but... the guy that performs his own dental work and the guy that accidentally bought a horse could easily have been with a kangaroo in an elevator as well!

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andrew7taylor
andrew7taylor

@RKBock Change that to "sometime in the mid-90s", and it's Henning Wehn!

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RKBock
RKBock

I'd guess a few participants from WITLY would have no problem with that... "Well, it was in the late 90s..."

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Lena Oxton
Lena Oxton

"Alone in a Lift with a Kangaroo" sounds like either the winner at a film festival, or a Furry's best attempt at an erotic novel.

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Helen L
Helen L

That's a classic Chuck Tingle meet-cute!

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Spacewizzard090
Spacewizzard090

Or an anime light novel title

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witherblaze
witherblaze

Sounds like the next Rocky film in Australia

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YELDAH
YELDAH

*thicc kangaroo

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Brian M
Brian M

Sounds exactly like my luck, TBH.

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Casper
Casper

But did the panther win or the lion?

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fisher king
fisher king

@JohnyG29 Yeah even Bagheera was careful with Shere Khan

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JohnyG29
JohnyG29

It was a panther Vs a tiger (not a lion). A tiger would easily kill a panther (typically).

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Callum Westlake
Callum Westlake

Mickey won... Mickey always wins

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JohnyG29
JohnyG29

The Tiger.

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Kyle Bauer
Kyle Bauer

Hi

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Callum Westlake
Callum Westlake

Good morning

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What Ever
What Ever

First, because i am childish

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