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10 things we didn't know last week

17:26 UK time, Friday, 26 October 2007

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

1. An ai is a three-toed sloth from South America (and the word that clinched Paul Allan the title of national Scrabble champion).
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2. Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa originally had eyebrows and eyelashes
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3. Dumbledore is gay.
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4. A £500,000 note is not technically a counterfeit, because that word refers to legal tender - and the Bank of England has never issued £500,000 notes.
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5. But £1,000 notes were in circulation until being withdrawn in 1943.
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6. UN population projections go as far as 2300.
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7. Forty percent of household packaging can’t be recycled.
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8. Sheffield FC is the world’s oldest football club.
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9. One percent of organic food on sale in the UK is air-freighted in from abroad.
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10. Obesity rates in England were by 2005 the highest of the 15 member states who then formed the European Union.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Sue Jones for this week's photo of 10 geese in flight.

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