Nic Wright

Competition: Win full range of QI toys and games

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The brains behind clever comedy show QI have launched a range of Quite Interesting gifts, toys and puzzles, and we’ve got the full set to give away.

The range, created in association with WOW! Stuff, encompasses the QI ethos, aiming to amuse, educate and befuddle all ages of QI fans.

Featuring square bubbles, sand that can’t get wet, and optical illusions, there’s something for all curious minds to enjoy, whether it’s testing your dexterity by making magnets bounce and sing, or constructing your own desktop castle.

Get a sneak peek at the Quite Interesting products up for grabs:

Quite Interesting Sand
Hydrophobic sand treated with a silicon gas to cover the sand particles means as soon as it comes out of the water it is bone dry. Also included is Sand-Putty; a specially formulated sand that can be molded into any shape, sculpted with a tool to make impressive structures, or simply played with.

Quite Interesting Puzzles and Illusions
Fit the “Final Piece” in the Final Piece Puzzle that already appears complete. It will take a fair bit of rearranging, but it can be done! Both the larger rectangles in the Identical Rectangle Illusion are identical. This is impossible for your eyes to believe, as one appears considerably shorter and wider than the other.

Quite Interesting Metals and Magnets
Singing Orbs are powerful magnets that can do a host of fun tricks, including throwing them in the air and listening to them “sing” as they intertwine with each other. Thermal Hoppers are made of thin layers of 2 different metals, which enables them to perform an amazing trick of physics.

An XL Box of Quite Interesting Stuff
A box containing 6 totally different but (Quite) Interesting objects to keep people amazed and amused for hours. From incredible optical illusions, amazing materials, to magnets that appear to defy the laws of physics, this pack has something for everyone.

Square Bubbles
Making a square bubble is a seemingly impossible feat – well, no longer. Inspired by Stephen Fry’s demonstration on the TV show, this kit has everything you need to make your very own square bubbles.

Desktop Sandcastle
Everyone has a dream of owning his or her own castle, and now you can. The specially formulated sand gently sticks together (but not to you or the furniture), and can be used to create your very own sandcastle, time after time. Complete with its own flag your castle can be personalised. As well as making a castle, the kit comes with a sculpting tool to sculpt the tactile sand in to any shape you wish.

QI Egg Timer
Waiting 3 minutes for your egg to boil is rarely very interesting. However, now it can be with the new QI Egg Timer. As the magnetic iron filings run through the timer, they make amazing sculptures thanks to the magnets on the base.

QI Facts and Quotes Calendar
At QI we love quotes as well as facts. In this page-a-day desktop calendar there is a Quite Interesting fact AND quote for each and every day of 2016. Not only great fun, but educational too – learn something new every day, including what day of the week it is.

QI Mug
Brighten up your tea break with this mug that’s covered in amazing facts about tea.

For a chance to win email your answer to the following question, along with your name, address and phone number to [email protected]

Who will take over as QI host when it returns next year?

The winner will be contacted within 24 hours of closing time. If we cannot contact the winner we will reselect a winner from the list of entrants. This competition is open to UK residents only. Entries close at 12pm on 30 November 2015.