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10 things we didn't know last week

16:24 UK time, Friday, 23 November 2007

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

1. The word Blighty comes from "bilayti", the Urdu for homeland.
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2. Spotting a bargain releases "happy chemicals" like serotonin and adrenalin in the brain.
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3. Babies make moral judgements about people.
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4. Japan’s population will fall by 30% in 50 years.
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5. The Queen took her corgi on honeymoon.
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6. The brains of migraine sufferers are thicker in part of the cortex than those free of the severe headaches.
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7. Radiohead's Thom Yorke paid nothing to download his latest album (just like the two-thirds of his fans who also got it for free).
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8. The presence of kingfishers indicate that a waterway is in a healthy ecological state.
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9. Beer has fewer calories than a similar measure of wine, milk or fruit juice.
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10. Each economically active person is on 700 databases on average.
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