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10 things

16:53 UK time, Friday, 13 July 2007

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Snippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Mammoth hair sells for $50 an inch on the black market.
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2. A sense of humour diminishes with age.
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3. Gordon Brown once locked himself into a toilet and had to be freed by Tony Blair.
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4. Osama Bin Laden has a son called Laden.

5. Alastair Campbell and Peter Mandelson nearly came to blows and had to be separated by Tony Blair.
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6. Joggers who listen to MP3 players could be at risk from lightning strikes.
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7. Free CDs make up more than 10% of the total produced in the UK.
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8. Celebrities sometimes pretend to have stalkers in order to get publicity.
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9. By 2022, cars will emit less CO2 per passenger kilometre than some diesel trains.

10. The total paid in voluntary income to UK charities last year was £8.9bn - the same amount as was paid out in City bonuses in that year.
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Sources: 4 - Times, 10 July; 9 - Times, 13 July

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