Duck Quacks Don't Echo
Comedy panel game
Maggie Aderin-Pocock (S3-)
David Wharton (S1-2)
Country of origin
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 26
(inc. 2 specials)
However 30 minute (inc. adverts) versions of at least Series 1 appear to also exist.
company(s) Magnum Media
16:9 ( 1080i HDTV)
7 February 2014
is a Duck Quacks Don't Echo British television comedy panel game show that has been airing on Sky1 since February 2014. It is hosted by Lee Mack. A third series was confirmed in June 2015, recording the following month, and a fourth was aired in April 2016. 
Each episode has three rounds.
Fact Off - The three guests reveal their favourite fact and try to see if it is true. The fact proving segments are narrated by John Sergeant
Fact Finder - Each of the three guests choose an audience member who has a fact which is given to three experts who reveal if the facts are true or not.
Mack's Fact - The guest with the highest score takes part in a fact Mack wants to prove.
Thirty-minute edits of (at least) Series 1 exist, in which the
Fact Finder round is absent, and no points appear to be awarded throughout.
Episodes [ edit ]
Series 1 (2014) [ edit ]
Original air date
7 February 2014
Your earlobes are always in line with your nipples.
Touching someone's upper arm will help you get what you want from them.
Dog urine glows under
UV light. (Mel C) In an attempt to appear normal people will copy the actions of a group even if they know the action is really stupid.
The defence mechanism of the
turkey vulture is to vomit on its predators. (chosen by Dara) Regular
didgeridoo playing is an effective treatment for snoring. (chosen by Mel C) Peeing while sitting allows for a longer and healthier sex life.
(chosen by Ruth)
It is possible to stick an adult to the ceiling and hang them upside down by their feet using only household
(30) Melanie Chisholm
Dara Ó Briain (28)
Ruth Jones (24)
14 February 2014
It is possible to flip an egg in a shot glass, without touching the egg.
Dogs "catch" human yawns.
Shrimps are fitter than humans. (Rhod) If you swear when you hurt yourself you raise your
pain threshold. (Paul)
beaver's anus tastes like raspberry. (chosen by Olivia) An adult male will never be shorter than his mother.
(chosen by Rhod) There is a spider that, when it bites you, can give you an erection that lasts for hours.
(chosen by Paul)
Olivia Colman (23)
Rhod Gilbert (33)
(39) Paul Hollywood
21 February 2014
There is a part of your body that doesn't feel any pain because it has very few nerves.
Double-dipping tortilla chips means you get 50 to 100 bacteria from other people's mouth in every bite. (Sue)
There are certain dance moves that women find more attractive.
Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 10 minutes on an exercise bike.
A lost wallet is more likely to be returned if it has a photo of a baby inside.
(chosen by Sue) People with blue eyes have a higher alcohol tolerance.
(chosen by Aston) The shorter your index finger, the more masculine you are.
(chosen by Bob)
One of the safest places to be during lightning is in your car.
(35) Sue Perkins
Bob Mortimer (34)
Aston Merrygold (30)
28 February 2014
Pigeons can remember humans by face. (Miranda)
You can guess the gender of a human being by smelling their breath.
(Stephen) 3 year olds can't lie.
The domestic cat can run faster than
Usain Bolt. (chosen by Miranda) Men develop
belly button fluff and women don't. (chosen by Stephen) If a
polar bear catches your scent it will hunt for you until the day it dies. (chosen by Richard)
(35) Miranda Hart
Stephen Graham (34)
Richard Ayoade (26)
7 March 2014
The average human produces 1.43 pints of sweat a day.
Contrary to popular belief, you are able to
sneeze with your eyes open. (Sanjeev) If people believe they have had alcohol, even if they haven't, they will behave as though they are drunk.
Goats have accents and cows have regional moos. (chosen by John) On average you break your toes ten times a year.
(chosen by Sanjeev)
Blue whales are so enormous that a human can crawl through their largest vein or artery. (chosen by Kathy)
Sanjeev Bhaskar (25)
Kathy Burke (32)
(35) John Hannah
14 March 2014
There is a fruit that makes sour things taste sweet.
Scratching is contagious. (Jon)
Two thirds of people tilt their head to the right when they kiss.
(Sara) Men are better at
multi-tasking than women. (Ricky)
When you are scared you literally get cold feet.
Ricky Tomlinson (27)
Sara Cox (25)
(29) Jon Richardson
21 March 2014
You can separate the yolk of an egg from the white by using a plastic bottle.
The more a swimming pool smells of
chlorine, the dirtier it is. (Jimmy)
You can survive a 20-foot drop if you are wrapped in 75 metres of
bubble wrap. (Sir Terry) Women are superior at remembering routes.
If you rub
onions on your feet you will be able to taste them in your mouth 30-60 minutes later. (chosen by Terry) Black cab drivers have more developed brains than the rest of us.
(chosen by Jimmy) Your
nipples are the same colour as your lips. (chosen by Carol)
If you drop a heavy object in front of your face attached to a rope it will never hit you when it swings back.
Terry Wogan (29)
(32) Jimmy Carr
Carol Vorderman (23)
28 March 2014
Best-of compilation of previous seven episodes with some previously unaired footage.
Series 2 (2014) [ edit ]
Original air date
1 September 2014
You can tell if a pair of trousers will fit you by wrapping them around your neck.
It is impossible to crush an egg when you hold it at the top and the bottom.
After a conversation with an attractive woman, men are less able to perform mental tasks.
You can block a tickle.
(Paddy) There are certain tunes which are guaranteed to make babies dance.
Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality in any mammal.
(chosen by Stephen) If you have a tongue piercing, it increases your chance of being struck by lightning.
(chosen by Paddy) We make the best decisions when we need to wee.
(chosen by Davina)
You can lift a person off the ground using helium balloons.
Stephen Mangan (26)
(36) Davina McCall
Paddy McGuinness (26)
8 September 2014
People are more likely to believe a statement is true if it rhymes.
Identical twins smell exactly the same.
(Holly) Airborne bacteria from a flushing toilet can reach a toothbrush six feet away.
Aggression is the normal response to cute animal pictures.
(chosen by Dara) If your earlobe isn't attached and your dad's is, then he isn't your real dad.
(chosen by Holly) If you feed curry to sheep it reduces their farts by 40%.
(chosen by Hugh)
Soaking your muscles in cold water makes you 25% weaker.
Dara Ó Briain (18)
Holly Willoughby (23)
(29) Hugh Dennis
15 September 2014
Red headed people have a higher pain threshold than other people of other hair colours.
Cows with names produce more milk than cows without names.
You will rarely be confronted if you queue jump on your own.
Without a space suit a human would 'pop' in space.
(chosen by Mel) A human thigh bone is stronger than concrete.
(chosen by Freddie) Babies can drink and breathe at the same time but adults can't.
(chosen by Johnny)
Anyone can lie on a bed of nails unharmed.
(32) Johnny Vegas
Mel Giedroyc (23)
Freddie Flintoff (29)
22 September 2014
Despite popular belief, it is possible to tickle yourself.
Men always have the upper hand.
Northerners are dirtier than Southerners
People are more stupid when they are wearing a swimsuit
It is impossible for a blindfolded person to walk, swim or drive in a straight line
If two sets of identical twins have children, they will also be identical
(chosen by Denise). Most toilets flush in the note of E flat
(chosen by Jason). If you have wetter ear wax, you're more likely to have stronger body odour
(chosen by Richard).
You can stretch a swimming cap so far that an adult can fit inside it.
(27) Richard Madeley
Denise Van Outen (22)
(27) Jason Manford
29 September 2014
If you add up all the blinking you do in one day, it would add up to 24 minutes of having your eyes closed
Coffee tastes better when the coffee beans have been excreted by a cat
(Kimberley). Bulls are not angered by the colour red
When you die your hair keeps on growing for a couple of months.
(chosen by Jimmy) We share 50% of our DNA with a banana.
(chosen by Kimberley) Rats giggle when you tickle them.
(chosen by Chris)
You can lift a sofa with two people sitting on it using normal household Velcro.
Jimmy Carr (19)
Chris Packham (24)
(27) Kimberley Walsh
6 October 2014
You can open a bottle of wine using a boot.
The average child asks 288 questions every day.
Expert: Dr. Richard Woolfson (Child Psychologist) Four ceramic cups can bear the weight of a two-ton truck.
(Robert) The toilet cubicle closest to the door has the least amount of germs.
Thinking about your muscles can make you stronger.
(chosen by Chris) If you eat six almonds before a night out you won't have a hangover.
(chosen by Robert) Babies' cries can sound different in different languages.
(chosen by Kimberly)
Human hair is so strong it can support the weight of another person.
Chris Tarrant (21)
Robert Webb (22)
(37) Kimberly Wyatt
13 October 2014
Best-of compilation of series 2 episodes with some previously unaired footage.
Series 3 (2015) [ edit ]
Original air date
31 August 2015
Men would rather cause themselves pain than experience boredom.
10 elastic bands can support the weight of an average man.
(Jason) If you draw a straight line with a pencil, it will last for over 20 miles.
Fish can drown.
(chosen by Jerry) If you flick your nipples, it takes approximately 7 seconds until they get hard.
(chosen by Jason) The Chinese language is hard to whisper.
(chosen by Emma)
Soap bubbles don't burst on a cotton glove.
You're taller in the morning, but shorter in the evening.
The table cloth trick is pure physics.
(19) Jerry Springer
Emma Bunton (17)
Jason Byrne (15)
7 September 2015
Babies prefer fat dads to buff dads.
Food has no taste, if you do not have any saliva in your mouth.
(Jonathan) You react quicker to a bang than a flash.
Women have better peripheral vision than men.
(chosen by Alex) The brain is more active when you are sleeping than when you are awake.
(chosen by Dara) Cats can be allergic to humans.
(chosen by Jonathan)
When putting three balls on top of each other, the top one will bounce up to 30 feet.
Dogs drink water with their tongue curling backwards instead of forwards.
If your remote control car key is out of range, you can use your brain to help unlock the car.
(19) Jonathan Ross
Alex Jones (15)
Dara O Briain (12)
14 September 2015
Our brains are unlikely to realise if a person we are talking to suddenly changes into someone else.
You can make fire dance with music.
(Ricky) People perceive odd numbers as masculine and even numbers as feminine.
Running backwards is better for you than running forwards.
(chosen by Ricky) Lions mate over 50 times a day.
(chosen by Jimmy) Things smell better through your right nostril than your left.
(chosen by Jameela)
You can't break dry spaghetti into two halves.
Butterflies drink crocodile tears.
If you cool the air quick enough, it will form clouds.
Ricky Wilson (17)
Jameela Jamil (16)
(22) Jimmy Carr
21 September 2015
People eat 50% more food when in a group.
If an adult male is attached to a 4kg weight it will be enough to stop him falling to his own death.
(Sir Ranulph) Our short term memory lasts for less than 30 seconds.
Chimpanzees can identify each other by their bottoms.
(chosen by Sarah) Doodling helps you concentrate.
(chosen by Sir Ranulph) You would not be able to recognise your own voice if you had to pick it from a line-up.
(chosen by Russell)
Oil makes glass disappear.
You can make a canon using a dustbin, a bag and air.
(18) Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Sarah Millican (16)
Russell Kane (14)
28 September 2015
Feeling pain increases your feelings of pleasure.
Hugging reduces your blood pressure.
(Bob) When trying out a pen for the first time, over 75% of people will write their own name with it.
All figs contain dead wasps.
(chosen by Heston) You replace every particle in your body every seven years.
(chosen by Bob) Male hippos attract females by flinging their dung and urine around.
(chosen by Aisling)
Breakfast cereal is magnetic.
Giraffes pick their noses with their tongues.
You can trampoline on eggs and not break them.
(18) Heston Blumenthal
Aisling Bea (15)
(18) Bob Mortimer
5 October 2015
When you put a piece of paper in the middle of a room, a cat will automatically sit on it.
There are sounds that only young people can hear.
(John) Men find women dressed in red more attractive.
Your ears secrete more earwax when you are stressed.
(chosen by Ed) Male penguins give female penguins a shiny pebble when they mate.
(chosen by Katherine) Pruney fingers are nature's way of improving our grip.
(chosen by John)
If you dip a kebab stick in washing-up liquid, you can put it through an inflated balloon without popping it.
The colour of a chicken's earlobes is related to the colour of its eggs.
If you squeeze a ball with your arm against your body long enough, it will stop your heart from beating.
(19) John Humphrys
Katherine Parkinson (15)
Ed Byrne (11)
12 October 2015
There are more germs on lift buttons than on a toilet seat.
You can walk on the ceiling with magnets.
(Romesh) Men cannot make their voices sexier, but women can.
Your foot is exactly the same length as the distance between your wrist and elbow.
(chosen by Stephen) Only 10% of the cells in our bodies belong to us.
(chosen by Romesh) The smell of freshly cut grass is actually a chemical distress signal.
(chosen by Sue)
Dead batteries bounce and fully charged ones don't.
Koalas have fingerprints that are indistinguishable from humans.
You can turn four people into a human table.
Stephen Mangan (14)
Sue Perkins (16)
(17) Romesh Ranganathan
19 October 2015
Best-of compilation of series 3 episodes with some previously unaired footage.
Series 4 (2016) [ edit ]
Original air date
3 April 2016
Two hearts in love beat as one.
Babies cry with different accents.
(Davina) Pirates wore eyepatches to see in the dark.
It's almost certain that every time you have a drink of water if contains dinosaur pee.
(chosen by Davina) The centre of our galaxy (The Milky Way) tastes like raspberries and smells like rum.
(chosen by Dara) Your eyes can always see your nose, but your brain filters it out.
(chosen by Jessica)
You can't blow a small piece of paper into an empty bottle.
The chameleon's tongue is longer than its body.
Hearing your own voice with a delay whilst you are talking is enough to render you speechless.
Jessica Hynes (15)
(17) Davina McCall
Dara O Briain (16)
10 April 2016
Dogs will snub people who are mean to their owners.
Bamboo is stronger than steel.
(Rhod) It is almost impossible to give away money.
Cows sleep when they're standing up, but dream when they're lying down.
(chosen by Rhod) The hair whorl on the head of a right-handed person goes clockwise.
(chosen by Sara) Broccoli contains more calcium than milk and more vitamin C than oranges.
(chosen by Gregg)
Almost everyone ties their shoelaces the wrong way.
Geese have teeth on their tongues.
Plunging your face into cold water for 20 seconds will dramatically slow down your heartbeat.
Gregg Wallace (13)
Sara Cox (12)
(16) Rhod Gilbert
17 April 2016
The smell of sweat makes a man more attractive.
Stiletto heels exert more pressure than an industrial rammer.
(Lorraine) A pint takes longer to drink from a straight glass than a curved glass.
You are born with 300 bones in your body, but by adulthood you only have 206.
(chosen by Lorraine) A rabbit has two stomachs.
(chosen by Josh) Fingerprints are formed by touching your mother's womb.
(chosen by Warwick)
Passing an arrow behind a glass of water makes it change direction.
Tigers have striped skin as well as striped fur.
People cannot catch a £5 note quick enough, when it's dropped between their fingers.
Warwick Davis (14)
(16) Lorraine Kelly
(16) Josh Widdicombe
24 April 2016
Gazing into your dog's eyes releases love hormones.
It is possible to change the physical make up of your brain so you can't get dizzy.
You have no sense of smell when you sleep.
Tomatoes have more genes than humans.
(chosen by Hugh) Hippos sweat a red substance that doubles as a sunscreen and anti-bacterial agent.
(chosen by Katherine) Using your hands as binoculars helps you see better.
(chosen by Amir)
You have no muscles in your fingers.
Any month beginning on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th.
You can swing a tray of drinks over your head without spilling them.
Amir Khan (15)
(20) Katherine Ryan
Hugh Dennis (14)
1 May 2016
Commuting is more stressful than being a stunt pilot.
Expert: Dr David Lewis (Chartered Neuropsychologist) You can't blow out a candle, if you're blowing through a funnel.
(Len) People prefer the taste of food when it's pointed away from them.
You can have enough fat on your body to become bullet proof.
(chosen by Jimmy) In the first week after a baby is born, it sees the world upside down.
(chosen by Gabby) The largest thing a blue whale can swallow is no bigger than a grapefruit.
(chosen by Len)
To be able to read, it is important that the first and last letters of a word are in the right place.
A baby elephant sucks its trunk like a human baby sucks its thumb.
Men are more top heavy than women.
Len Goodman (15)
(21) Gabby Logan
Jimmy Carr (9)
8 May 2016
To photograph 30 people you must take 10 photos to guarantee no one blinking.
Mums can identify the smell of their own baby's poo.
A pint of lager is better for you than a pint of water after a vigorous exercise.
Ants stretch when they wake up.
(chosen by Claudia) Peppers are either female or male.
(chosen by Bob) Men are six times more likely to be struck by lightning than women.
(chosen by Alex)
You can stop feeling pain, if you look through the wrong end of a pair of binoculars.
Goats have rectangular pupils.
A flattened sieve will stop water going through it.
Alex Brooker (15)
(16) Claudia Winkleman
Bob Mortimer (9)
15 May 2016
Viagra can make flowers stay erect for longer.
After 25 years of being together couples will begin to look alike.
Female cats are right pawed whilst male cats are left pawed.
A day on Venus is longer than a year on Venus.
(chosen by Catherine) Turtles can breathe through their bottoms.
(chosen by Richard) You are half your adult height at the age of two.
(chosen by Kate)
A can of diet coke can float whilst a can of full fat coke can sink.
Otters hold hands whilst they sleep.
You can play a violin strung from human hair.
(16) Kate Humble
Richard Osman (15)
Catherine Tate (14)
22 May 2016
Best-of compilation of series 4 episodes with some previously unaired footage.
Series 5 (2016) [ edit ]
Original air date
30 August 2016
Dancing improves problem solving.
You can lift a person with toothbrush bristles.
Three water balloons can stop a bullet fired at close range.
A male fruit fly rejected by a female is more likely to turn to alcohol.
(chosen by Sara) All babies can wiggle their ears but without practise will lose their ability.
(chosen by Bob) Dead ants emit a smell causing other ants to take them to an ant graveyard.
(chosen by Ross)
It is possible to see two different people when looking at the same picture.
Prairie dogs greet each other with a kiss.
An Alka-Seltzer and water can create an explosion as high as the studio's ceiling.
(18) Ross Kemp
Sara Cox (15)
Bob Mortimer (15)
6 September 2016
Chickens are better at maths than toddlers.
Semen can be used as an invisible ink.
People who swear have larger vocabularies.
We weigh less when the moon is directly above us.
(chosen by Richard) It is possible to breed semi-skimmed cows.
(chosen by Ruth) Chopping wood is the manliest pursuit because it raises testosterone more than anything else.
(chosen by Rhod)
You can power a boat with soap.
Astronauts can't cry properly in space.
A magnet can slow down a copper guillotine even though copper is not magnetic.
Richard Madeley (17)
(18) Ruth Jones
Rhod Gilbert (12)
13 September 2016
There is a type of music that cats prefer.
You can create art out of sound.
The wisdom of a crowd is greater than the cleverest person in the crowd.
Old people dream in black and white.
(chosen by Johnny) Female burying beetles zap their male partners with anti-aphrodisiac to stop them wanting sex.
(chosen by Joe) Dead bodies can get goosebumps.
(chosen by Claudia)
There is a metal that appears to have its own memory.
Dalmatians are not born with spots on their fur.
One roll of toilet paper is strong enough to take the weight of a person.
(16) Joe Lycett
Claudia Winkleman (15)
Johnny Vegas (15)
20 September 2016
People over the age of 65 are less likely to grasp sarcasm.
Men have a higher pain threshold than women.
Your left side is your best side.
Smelling farts can protect you from illness.
(chosen by Danny) The internet weighs the same as a strawberry.
(chosen by Jason) Some cysts that develop on the human body contain hair and teeth.
(chosen by Meera)
You can turn an iPhone into a microscope using water.
Ants have boxing matches to decide job roles.
The energy from a normal size domino can topple a human being.
Danny Dyer (10)
Meera Syal (14)
(15) Jason Byrne
27 September 2016
Men are deemed funnier if they are more attractive.
Your eyes will make you hear things that are not being said.
(Danny) Male sellers make 20% more money on eBay than female sellers.
Almost every aeroplane has been hit by lightning.
(chosen by Jack) Bald men are treated more seriously.
(chosen by Danny) Pistachio nuts can spontaneously combust.
(chosen by Roisin)
It can momentarily be impossible to control your own fingers.
There is a tree which has rainbow coloured bark.
A suit of paper is stronger than a suit of armour.
Danny Baker (13)
Roisin Conaty (15)
(17) Jack Dee
4 October 2016
If you ask someone a favour in their right ear, they are more likely to do it.
Our brains cannot read upside down faces properly.
(Jo) If a situation literally smells fishy, then you will believe that something 'fishy' is going on.
Urine can be used as a teeth whitener.
(chosen by Jo) Your tears look different depending on why you're crying.
(chosen by Philip) It is possible to lick someone's elbow without them knowing.
(chosen by Josh)
You can relight a candle without touching it.
Male kangaroos flex their muscles to attract females.
You can weigh your head in a bucket of water.
Philip Glenister (15)
(17) Jo Brand
Josh Widdicombe (15)
11 October 2016
Holding a warm drink makes you warmer towards people.
You can use a glass bottle full of water as a hammer.
Listening to jazz improves your golf.
Plants grow faster if you talk to them in a Geordie accent.
(chosen by Paul) You will stay drier if you walk in the rain rather than run.
(chosen by Hal) Footballers have worse teeth than the general population.
(chosen by Gabby)
If you put a grape into a microwave, it turns into a firework.
It's possible to train your vocal chords to be able to sing two notes at one time.
You can crush an oil drum using a small amount of water.
Paul Hollywood (13)
(15) Gabby Logan
(15) Hal Cruttenden
18 October 2016
Best-of compilation of series 5 episodes with some previously unaired footage
Reception [ edit ]
The Arts Desk, Matthew Wright said of the first episode "With QI 's questions about Noam Chomsky substituted for lightweight popular psychology and an investigation into dog urine, there's not enough substance to bear the weight of the lengthy investigations." 
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