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10 things we didn't know last week

15:37 UK time, Friday, 26 September 2008

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

1. Hollywood actors were paid to smoke.
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2. Brussels is the burglary capital of Europe.
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3. Henry V invented passports.
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4. Busta Rhymes' real name is Trevor George Smith Jr.
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5. Ruth Kelly and David Miliband dated briefly at university.
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6. The ideal drive is 16 minutes long.
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7. Hanging upside-down can give you a stroke.
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8. Scots drank two litres more pure alcohol than the rest of the UK last year, on average.
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9. Anti-depressants can harm sperm.
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10. The third most popular pet behind a cat and a dog is a rabbit, with 1.6m owners in the UK.
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