S2 E16. Why do we wear red noses on Red Nose Day? With guest experts Emma Freud & Richard Curtis. Why is your elbow called a funny bone when it’s not funny? Why does bogie come out of your nose when you cry?
In this week's show we answer three questions from Laurie, Joud and Sonny with help from special guest experts Emma Freud and Richard Curtis.
Emma Freud and Richard Curtis founded Red Nose Day and Comic Relief 35 years ago with comedian Lenny Henry. They tell us why we wear red noses and what Red Nose Day is all about.
Our second question is about funny bones, we find out that it’s actually a nerve and there’s a great reason why it’s called a funny bone when it isn’t a bone and isn’t very funny!
Thirdly we discover why snot comes out when you cry, how many sinuses you and why snot is a very useful thing for your body.
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Molly Oldfield studied History at Oxford before becoming a QI elf, writing and researching questions for the BBC quiz show for twelve years. She has written three books. They are The Secret Museum, a book about all the things that are in museums that rarely, if ever, go on display; Wonders of the World’s Museums filled with things you can see, and Natural Wonders of the World about all kinds of creatures and places on our beautiful planet we call home.
This podcast will also be published as Everything Under the Sun – A Year of Curious Questions in September 2021 by Ladybird at Penguin Random House. - https://www.waterstones.com/book/everything-under-the-sun/molly-oldfield/9780241433461
Red Nose Day - https://www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday/
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