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"Differences" is the seventh episode of the D Series of QI and the 43rd episode overall. It was first broadcast on BBC Four on 3 November 2006, and was broadcast on BBC Two on 10 November 2006. Julian Clary's first appearance was in this episode. The episode marked Alan Davies' lowest score so far (and the lowest score of any panellist), following a 150 point forfeit for joking that Gandhi's first name was "Randy". The episode was preceded by "Drinks" and followed by "Descendants".


Numbers in brackets mark appearances - e.g. "(2)" means "(second appearance)".

  1. Dara Ó Briain (3): 3 points
  2. Julian Clary (1): -8 points
  3. Jo Brand (12): -16 points
  4. Alan Davies (43): -144 points


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  • The main difference between men and women is the chromosomes. Women have two X chromosomes, but men have one X and one Y chromosome.
  • Alcohol has a greater effect on men.[1] In the long run, women are more likely to have alcohol-related brain and liver damage.
  • Women get colder quicker, in order to keep the vital organs warm.
  • The guests have to correctly identify a picture of a Yupik.[2]
  • You cannot describe the difference between left and right using words alone; visual instructions are required.
  • Deaf people applaud by waving their hands in the air. There is a misconception that they clap louder or harder.
  • The similarity between herring and teenage boys is that they both communicate by farting.
  • The only difference between brown eggs and white eggs is the colour.
  • You would use cogs or Meccano to make a difference engine. It was only completed in 1991 and worked perfectly. Charles Babbage (who invented the machine) deliberately put some mistakes in the plan, so if anyone stole it, it wouldn't work.
  • The difference between ping pong and table tennis is that "ping pong" is a brand name.

General IgnoranceEdit

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  • Eskimos have 32 words for demonstrative pronouns. (Forfeits: Ice, Snow)
  • The Moon smells of gunpowder. (Forfeit: Cheese)
  • Twelve people have walked on the Moon.
  • Gandhi's first name was Mohandas Karamchand.[3]


  1. Women
  2. Inuit
  3. Randy - Alan Davies (-150 points)

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