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10 things we didn't know last week

17:15 UK time, Friday, 21 November 2008

flamingoes203.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. The Queen wore flares.
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2. The Mary Rose might have been sunk by a French cannon.
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3. Parents pushing children in away-facing buggies talk to them less, and their offspring appear to be more stressed.
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4. Business Secretary Peter Mandelson is a practised and "flamboyant" dancer.
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5. There was rumoured to be a 14-minute-long Beatles track called Carnival of Life, although many fans thought its existence was a myth.
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6. They were wrong - it exists.

7. On the Buses star Reg Varney opened the UK's first cash dispenser.
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8. Britain's not in record debt - if you account for inflation and economic growth.
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9. Some Albanians settle family feuds through an ancient code called "Kanun" which allows revenge to be exacted on any male adult member of a family, but precludes entry to that person's property.
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10. Camel urine is sought after for its medicinal effects in India's Bihar state, and sells for £1.34 a litre..
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Gary Cheary for this week's picture of 10 flamingoes, taken in Jader-parken in northern Germany.

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