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10 things we didn't know last week

17:25 UK time, Friday, 13 February 2009

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

1. King Henry VIII was a soppy romantic.
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2. Toddlers from well-off families use more hand gestures.
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3. The Neanderthals had the speech gene, FOXP2.
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4. You can safely eat more than three eggs a week.
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5. Nobody really knows when Titian was born.
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6. Some of the smells that emanate from chip shops are comparable to butterscotch, onion and ironing boards.
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7. Delhi's sewers are cleaned by workers wearing only shorts and rubber gloves.
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8. Vladimir Putin prefers the Beatles to Abba.
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9. About 6,000 satellites have been put into orbit so far.

10. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.

Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Sandra Parker for this photo of 10 galahs, native parrots, in her garden in the Northern Territory, Australia.


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