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10 things we didn't know last week

16:07 UK time, Friday, 12 June 2009

10drops_226.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Gay people in China used to be prosecuted under "hooliganism" laws.
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2. Canada used to border Zimbabwe.
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3. Carly Simon had a stutter.
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4. Sir Alan Sugar donates his salary from The Apprentice to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
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5. Setanta started in an Irish dance hall in west London in 1990.
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6. A new word in the English language is created every 98 minutes.
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7. You're seven times more likely to be a millionaire if you're called Patel than if you're called Smith.
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8. More than half of all Patels in the UK are married to people born Patel.
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9. Only eight Britons who fought in the Spanish Civil War are known to be still alive.
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10. Britney's father monitors her mobile phone use.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Vic Barton-Walderstadt for this week's picture of 10 drops of water in Welwyn Garden City.

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