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Ellen Grant
• Sunday, 16 May, 2021
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Knowledge is power, said Francis Bacon, so Stephen Fry has the whip hand over Radio Times. That’s because among the Bodleian Library of facts, quotations and ephemera Fry has cached in his almost visibly pulsating brain, right now there is one thing he knows with more conviction than any other: he will not be giving an interview to Radio Times.

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Launching into roundabout answers, tossing in allusions and quotations, some of which are so obscure I later struggle to source them (if he was making this stuff up, who’d know? All the information must be stored neatly and tidily, and if you fill it up with excess lumber you won’t be able to get to the things you need.

My father was a physicist and my mother is a ferocious reader, so the house was full of books and there was a mobile library that AME to us every second Thursday… I was incredibly fortunate, as someone who is regarded as being fond of gadgetry, which I am, to grow up in a world without any! He said , ‘Many things are beyond the realm of absolute knowledge in any sense, but let me put it to you that there is a teapot orbiting Venus in such a manner that we will never be able to see it.

Now, if someone were to tell me that there were such a teapot, I could not demonstrate to them that they were wrong, but I would be perfectly within the limits of orthodox practice and sense and, I would say, philosophical rectitude, if I were to base my life, perfectly happy, in the belief and certain knowledge, as certain as knowledge as can be, that there is no teapot revolving Venus. Perhaps religion is merely an accumulation of knowledge born of human experience, of how to live the good life, rather than a way of explaining the origins of the universe.

Some would say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing… “I should remember the full quotation, really!” he jumps in, unable to stop himself. ‘A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Zairian spring…’ Don’t sip at it, I think is what it means.

Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:55 PME also used citrus fruit to break into buildings. Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:39 the version I originally heard was ruder and involved lemon-scented washing-up liquid as a lubricant.

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Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:27 am Saurian Mike wrote: The version I originally heard was ruder and involved lemon-scented washing-up liquid as a lubricant. Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:21 am Saurian Mike wrote: ... his famous phrase, 'A lemon entry, my dear Watson.

Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:00 Ashe also had the record (probably still does) of being the fictional character with the most films made about him. Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:06 AMI'm just reading a book of Sherlock Holmes short stories, written by other authors and collected by Mike Ashley.

Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:55 AMI read that there are a lot of things that Holmes used for his investigations which were far ahead of their time and got used by the actual police years later. Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:49 am Steve Taylor wrote: I read that there are a lot of things that Holmes used for his investigations which were far ahead of their time and got used by the actual police years later.

Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:45 am McKeon wrote:Steve Taylor wrote: I read that there are a lot of things that Holmes used for his investigations which were far ahead of their time and got used by the actual police years later. Well, there was cocaine, 7% solution, still used today....... I am not sure it is in general use by the police for solving crimes though ...

Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:45 am Keaton wrote: The character of Sherlock Holmes is most famous for his powers of observation and forensic perspicacity, when Arthur Conan Doyle was writing these stories were similar methods used by the police to solve crimes or was he ahead of his time? Wed May 08, 2013 7:39 the most accurate portrayal of Sherlock Holmes (in a way) is actually House, MD, seeing as Conan Doyle was inspired by a doctor's lectures where he would diagnose people based just on looking at them.

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In the 1800s diagnosing was much more a show than it is today, and the character of Watson is said to be inspired by the wide-eyed and impressed young Conan Doyle while the character of Sherlock was the doctor making the diagnosis. And of course House's attention to detail and adding up small things to come to a conclusion, and the substance abuse.

I actually don't like the word “deduce” now since fans of the BBC Sherlock show seems to use it all the time without thought to if it fits in with the rest of their writing style, or simply use it way too often. Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:55 PME also used citrus fruit to break into buildings.

Hence, his famous phrase, 'A lemon entry, my dear Watson.' Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:39 the version I originally heard was ruder and involved lemon-scented washing-up liquid as a lubricant.

Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:27 am Saurian Mike wrote: The version I originally heard was ruder and involved lemon-scented washing-up liquid as a lubricant. Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:21 am Saurian Mike wrote: ... his famous phrase, 'A lemon entry, my dear Watson.

'In fact this is uttered not once by Sherlock Holmes in any of Conan Doyle's books. Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:00 Ashe also had the record (probably still does) of being the fictional character with the most films made about him.

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Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:06 AMI'm just reading a book of Sherlock Holmes short stories, written by other authors and collected by Mike Ashley. Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:55 AMI read that there are a lot of things that Holmes used for his investigations which were far ahead of their time and got used by the actual police years later.

Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:49 am Steve Taylor wrote: I read that there are a lot of things that Holmes used for his investigations which were far ahead of their time and got used by the actual police years later. Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:45 am McKeon wrote:Steve Taylor wrote: I read that there are a lot of things that Holmes used for his investigations which were far ahead of their time and got used by the actual police years later.

Well, there was cocaine, 7% solution, still used today....... I am not sure it is in general use by the police for solving crimes though ... The very first time we see Holmes, in A Study in Scarlet, he has just developed a chemical test to detect the presence of blood.

Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:40 the character of Sherlock Holmes is most famous for his powers of observation and forensic perspicacity, when Arthur Conan Doyle was writing these stories were similar methods used by the police to solve crimes or was he ahead of his time? Page 1 of 2 Got page 1, 2Next The QI elves are an intelligent race, tasked with finding interesting facts and questions for the hit BBC 2 panel show.

As well as helping to make the QI television show, they make a BBC Radio 4 series, The Museum of Curiosity ; a hit podcast, No Such Thing as a Fish ; and a string of fact- packed books. QI is perhaps best-known for its General Ignorance round, during which a klaxon goes off if contestants say something commonly believed to be true that is actually wrong.

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“Minute” also means very small (think my-newt, not Minnie) and simply refers to the fact that the piece is very short. Answer: JM Barrie didn’t invent the name Wendy, as is often claimed.

But it wasn’t restricted to girls: in 1797 a boy born in Gloucestershire was named Wendy. Homer doesn’t say what they looked like, but contemporary Greek vases from the late eighth century BC show them as women from the waist up and birds from the waist down.

He wouldn’t have mentioned a balcony as there weren’t any in Elizabethan England. The balcony scene was the brainchild of a playwright called Thomas Away (1652-85), who rearranged Romeo and Juliet as his own in The History and Fall of Camus Marius.

It stole the characters, plot and much of the dialogue from Shakespeare and placed them in an ancient Roman setting. The play fell out of fashion and, by the time it was revived in the 1750s, Away’s balcony scene was so ingrained in everyone’s minds that it was added to Shakespeare’s original.

Answer: It’s from the 1982 BBC television show The Comic Strip Presents. Enid Byton never used the phrase “lashings of ginger beer”.

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Deductive reasoning is when a conclusion is certain, provided the facts are true. Holmes, however, more often used abduction reasoning, which works by drawing the most likely conclusion from the available evidence.

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