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10 things we didn't know last week

16:56 UK time, Friday, 7 August 2009

10overalls_226.jpgSnippets from the week's news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

1. Wild orangutans use leaves to make their voices deeper and to scare predators.
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2. University degrees in comedy exist.
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3. European bison live in just one forest, on the Belarus-Poland border.
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4. Men At Work's Down Under was inspired by Dame Edna's nephew.
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5. Aesop's fable about a crow using stones to drink out of a pitcher is based on fact.
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6. 17 million people in Britain aged over 15 do not use the internet.
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7. Millions of people in Germany and Scandinavia watch an obscure British comedy sketch every New Year's Eve.
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8. Last year Britons sent 80 billion texts.
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9. Bristol is the fourth most visited city in England.
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10. Director John Hughes sometimes wrote under a pseudonym taken from an Alexandre Dumas novel.
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Seen 10 things? Send us a picture to use next week. Thanks to Catriona Morrison for this week's picture of 10 overalls in Amersfoot, Netherlands.


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