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10 things we didn't know last week

17:59 UK time, Friday, 3 August 2007

wind_turbines203.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Comedian Mike Reid was Roger Moore's stunt double in The Saint.
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2. Office printers could be as harmful as cigarettes, emitting tiny particles of toner that can cause respiratory irritation to more chronic illnesses.
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3. One joint of cannabis could be as harmful to the lungs as five cigarettes.
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4. Being left-handed could be linked to genes.
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5. Coffee could protect your skin.
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6. Chris Langham used to write for the Muppet Show – and at one stage was the sole British writer.
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7. One-hundred-and-forty-one people died from being struck by lightning in China in July.
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8. Bottom-pinching is subject to a fixed-penalty fine.
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9. Amstrad is an acronym of Alan Michael Sugar Trading.
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10. Basking sharks have no teeth.

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