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10 things we didn't know last week

18:37 UK time, Friday, 5 October 2007

10_chestnuts.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Adults use maths skills 14 times daily on average and literacy skills 23 times a day.
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2. The sabretooth tiger might have looked fearsome but had a bite only a third as strong as a modern-day lion.
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3. The opening bars to the theme tune of Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em spelt the title of the series in Morse code.
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4. The founder of Which? magazine, Michael Young, also founded the Open University.
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5. Robbie Williams has 600 pairs of shoes at his Los Angeles home.
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6. The children who sang on Pink Floyd's number one hit Another Brick in the Wall (Pt 2) couldn't appear in the video because they didn't hold Equity cards.
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7. Jennifer Aniston has the most bankable face for a magazine cover according to research by Forbes magazine in the US.

8. To skim a stone 51 times it would need to be thrown at a speed of at least 80 kmh.
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9. Sputnik is the Russian word for satellite.
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10. Fifty-seven per cent of children don't know that haggis comes from Scotland.
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5: Observer Sport Monthly; 7: Forbes Magazine.

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