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10 things we didn't know last week

17:03 UK time, Friday, 27 July 2007

signs_work203.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. There is an itch gene.
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2. More pop stars have been called Paul than any other name.
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3. One-day strikes now account for 55% of industrial stoppages.
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4. Naming an MP is how the speaker of the House of Commons disciplines a member – as happened to George Galloway this week .

5. Only six countries have no scouts - Cuba, Burma, Laos, China, North Korea and Andorra.
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6. Instead of paying inheritance tax, people can donate to museums.
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7. The $100 laptop costs $176.
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8. People who suffer from epilepsy cannot swallow their tongue, despite perceptions to the contrary.
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9. Jerusalem has only one female, Muslim taxi driver.
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10. Obesity is "contagious" - that is people who put on weight lead those around them to think it is OK to be bigger.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Hazel Love for this week's picture of 10 stacked Men at Work signs "stored just outside my office" ).


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