10 things we didn't know last week
Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.
1. Two cups of spearmint tea a day is thought to control excessive hair growth for women.
2. Less than 5% of cohabiting couples stay together for longer than 10 years.
3. A baby can survive being born after a gestation period of 22 weeks.
4. Dog bites have doubled in 10 years, judging by admissions to hospital.
5. Chimpanzees make their own spears for hunting.
6. Cross-country skiing is a useful skill to have when exploring the moon.
7. Poor maths is costing UK shoppers £800m a year because they don’t notice when they are short-changed.
8. Peter Hain’s house in Neath has a dancefloor.
9. Trabants were made from plasticised cotton waste, called Duroplast.
10. Tony Blair still plays his guitar most days.
Sources: 2: the Times, 22 February; 7: Scotsman, 21 February; 8: Aga magazine;
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