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10 things we didn't know last week

16:24 UK time, Friday, 8 December 2006


Snippets harvested from the week's news, chopped diced and sliced for easy consumption.

1. There are 32 billionaires based in the UK who pay no personal tax here.

2. The space programme in the UK relies upon Indian and Chinese graduates to provide 80% of the scientific staff, MPs were told. More details

3. Stripping is, officially, an art form (in Norway at least). More details

4. Urban birds have developed a short, fast "rap style" of singing, different from their rural counterparts. More details

5. Left-handed people are better at computer games. More details

6. Bristol is the least anti-social place in England, says the National Audit Office. More details

7. It's only 62 years since the last person was prosecuted for witchcraft in the UK. More details

8. Standard-sized condoms are too big for most Indian men. More details

9. King Tutankhamun probably died from a broken leg, rather than being murdered with a blow to the head, say scientists.

10. The London tornado was one of 40 to hit the UK this year. More details

(Sources, where stories not linked - 1. Sunday Times, 3 December; 9. National Geographic, 1 December.

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